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    1. Cell Biology

    Dynein–Dynactin–NuMA clusters generate cortical spindle-pulling forces as a multi-arm ensemble

    Masako Okumura et al.
    Optogenetic reconstitution reveals core functional modules and architecture of the cortical force-generating machinery in human cells.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    How lamina-associated polypeptide 1 (LAP1) activates Torsin

    Brian A Sosa et al.
    LAP1 adopts an AAA+ like fold that, while unable to bind nucleotide, can enhance ATPase activity in the neighboring TorsinA protomer in an unusual heterohexameric ring, via an arginine finger.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Cytoneme-mediated cell-cell contacts for Hedgehog reception

    Laura González-Méndez et al.
    Direct interaction between Hedgehog-sending and Hedgehog-receiving cytonemes is a fundamental mechanism for morphogen transfer and gradient establishment.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Autoinhibition of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) and activation by soluble inositol hexakisphosphate

    Qi Wang et al.
    A key B-cell tyrosine kinase that adopts an autoinhibited conformation, and can be activated by either membrane recruitment or soluble inositol hexakisphosphates in solution.
    1. Cell Biology

    The RhoGAP activity of CYK-4/MgcRacGAP functions non-canonically by promoting RhoA activation during cytokinesis

    Donglei Zhang, Michael Glotzer
    Activation of the key regulator of cytokinesis, RhoA, involves an unexpected contribution by a RhoGAP domain.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Single-molecule turnover dynamics of actin and membrane coat proteins in clathrin-mediated endocytosis

    Michael M Lacy et al.
    The main proteins of clathrin-mediated endocytosis bind and unbind rapidly, continuously turning over about five times during the formation of an endocytic vesicle in yeast.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Formation of a β-barrel membrane protein is catalyzed by the interior surface of the assembly machine protein BamA

    James Lee et al.
    Outer membrane β-barrel proteins in Gram-negative bacteria are assembled within the lumen of the BamA β-barrel.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Architecture of the ring formed by the tubulin homologue FtsZ in bacterial cell division

    Piotr Szwedziak et al.
    The architecture of the bacterial cytokinetic ring in cells and in artificial liposome reconstitutions has been described using electron microscopy, leading to a mechanism of constriction.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Proteomic mapping of cytosol-facing outer mitochondrial and ER membranes in living human cells by proximity biotinylation

    Victoria Hung et al.
    One minute biotinylation with APEX2 peroxidase in living cells identifies established and new components of mitochondrial and ER membranes; dataset intersection and overexpression screen identifies SYNJ2BP overexpression as inducing mitochondria-rough ER contacts.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The C-terminal tail of the bacterial translocation ATPase SecA modulates its activity

    Mohammed Jamshad et al.
    The interaction of SecA with its substrate proteins is regulated by its evolutionarily conserved C-terminal tail, which autoinhibits SecA unless SecA binds to the ribosome.