1,184 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A lipid bound actin meshwork organizes liquid phase separation in model membranes

    Alf Honigmann et al.
    A combination of imaging experiments and computer simulations on a model lipid membrane integrate the 'picket fence' and 'raft' models, and suggest that the interplay between actin binding, lipid phase separation and curvature compartmentalize the membrane.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The autophagic membrane tether ATG2A transfers lipids between membranes

    Shintaro Maeda et al.
    The autophagy protein ATG2A tethers membranes and transfers lipids between them, suggesting that autophagosome membranes grow upon the acquisition of lipids from the ER through the ATG2A bridge.
    1. Cell Biology

    Comment on ‘Orthogonal lipid sensors identify transbilayer asymmetry of plasma membrane cholesterol’

    Kevin C Courtney et al.
    We challenge a recent report that most of the cholesterol in the plasma membrane of mammalian cells is in the exofacial leaflet.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Movement of accessible plasma membrane cholesterol by the GRAMD1 lipid transfer protein complex

    Tomoki Naito et al.
    GRAMD1 proteins sense a transient expansion of the accessible pool of plasma membrane cholesterol and facilitate its transport to the endoplasmic reticulum at ER-PM contact sites.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Protein sorting by lipid phase-like domains supports emergent signaling function in B lymphocyte plasma membranes

    Matthew B Stone et al.
    Clustering the B cell receptor generates a membrane domain analogous to the liquid-ordered phase, localizing proteins involved in early receptor activation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Membranes linked by trans-SNARE complexes require lipids prone to non-bilayer structure for progression to fusion

    Michael Zick et al.
    Lipids with a propensity to form nonbilayer structures must be present for the last step of membrane fusion to take place.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    The P2X7 receptor forms a dye-permeable pore independent of its intracellular domain but dependent on membrane lipid composition

    Akira Karasawa et al.
    Functional reconstitution of a mammalian P2X7 receptor uncovers an intrinsic and lipid-dependent dye-permeable membrane pore.
    1. Cell Biology

    MICOS coordinates with respiratory complexes and lipids to establish mitochondrial inner membrane architecture

    Jonathan R Friedman et al.
    A conserved mitochondrial inner membrane complex called MICOS works together with the mitochondrial lipid cardiolipin and respiratory complexes to direct the position, copy number and stabilization of cristae structures for efficient respiration.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Defining key roles for auxiliary proteins in an ABC transporter that maintains bacterial outer membrane lipid asymmetry

    Shuhua Thong et al.
    Auxiliary proteins play functional roles in modulating the assembly and activity of a non-canonical ABC transporter that is important for the maintenance of outer membrane lipid asymmetry.

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