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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structures reveal specialization at the myosin VI-actin interface and a mechanism of force sensitivity

    Pinar S Gurel et al.
    Cryo-EM structures of actomyosin VI in multiple nucleotide states reveal a unique actin-myosin interface and a mechanism of force-sensitivity; furthermore, myosin VI remodels F-actin, suggesting a role for actin structural plasticity during force generation.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Unravelling druggable signalling networks that control F508del-CFTR proteostasis

    Ramanath Narayana Hegde et al.
    Analysis of the mechanism of action of cystic fibrosis corrector drugs reveals signalling pathways potently controlling the proteostasis of the main disease-relevant CFTR mutant.
    1. Neuroscience

    Catecholaminergic challenge uncovers distinct Pavlovian and instrumental mechanisms of motivated (in)action

    Jennifer C Swart et al.
    Motivational coupling of action to reward and inhibition to punishment is subserved by dissociable learning and choice processes, and is modulated by dopamine/noradrenaline transporter blockade.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    A tethered delivery mechanism explains the catalytic action of a microtubule polymerase

    Pelin Ayaz et al.
    Using linked TOG domains that each bind a curved conformation of αβ-tubulin, a microtubule polymerase catalyzes fast elongation by concentrating αβ-tubulin near the polymer end.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanisms of human P2X3 receptor channel activation and modulation by divalent cation bound ATP

    Mufeng Li et al.
    Structural, computational and functional approaches reveal the role of an extended acidic chamber near the nucleotide binding site in activation of P2X3 receptor channels by divalent-bound ATP.
    1. Neuroscience

    A common directional tuning mechanism of Drosophila motion-sensing neurons in the ON and in the OFF pathway

    Juergen Haag et al.
    A common mechanism for computation of direction selectivity in the ON and OFF channel is demonstrated.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution of cation binding in the active sites of P-loop nucleoside triphosphatases in relation to the basic catalytic mechanism

    Daria N Shalaeva et al.
    In potassium-dependent NTPases, insertion of the activating potassium ion into the active site leads to rotation of the gamma-phosphate yielding a near-eclipsed, catalytically productive conformation of the triphosphate chain.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Bone-Targeting Drugs: From vesicle to cytosol

    Michael J Rogers, Marcia A Munoz
    Drugs called bisphosphonates are used to treat a range of bone diseases, but how do they reach the enzymes that are their target?
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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The anticancer natural product ophiobolin A induces cytotoxicity by covalent modification of phosphatidylethanolamine

    Christopher Chidley et al.
    An unbiased genetic screen in human cells shows that the molecular target of a natural product with promising anticancer activity is a membrane phospholipid.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Identification of a transporter complex responsible for the cytosolic entry of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates

    Zhou Yu et al.
    Identification of a transporter complex comprised of SLC37A3 and ATRAID is required for nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates to enter the cytosol from lysosomes and exert their therapeutic effects on bone.

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