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    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct roles of NMDA receptors at different stages of granule cell development in the adult brain

    Yangling Mu et al.
    NMDARs promote spine formation to control survival of adult-born granule cells, but gauge spine enlargement and recruitment of AMPARs in both developing and mature neurons.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Tuning site-specific dynamics to drive allosteric activation in a pneumococcal zinc uptake regulator

    Daiana A Capdevila et al.
    Internal dynamics play a crucial functional role in MarR (multiple antibiotic resistance repressor) proteins and their role reconciles the distinct allosteric mechanisms proposed previously.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Electron cryo-microscopy structure of the canonical TRPC4 ion channel

    Deivanayagabarathy Vinayagam et al.
    Structural insights into the architecture and functional properties of zebrafish TRPC4 are revealed by high-resolution cryo-EM.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanism of completion of peptidyltransferase centre assembly in eukaryotes

    Vasileios Kargas et al.
    Cryo-EM reveals how the central functional site of the ribosome is assembled and provides a framework to interpret the consequences of mutations linked to leukaemia-associated ribosomopathies.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ric-8A, a G protein chaperone with nucleotide exchange activity induces long-range secondary structure changes in Gα

    Ravi Kant et al.
    Hydrogen-Deuterium exchange experiments show that Ric-8A induces similar dynamic changes in the structure of Gα as G protein-coupled receptors, yet protects a larger surface of the nucleotide-binding Ras domain.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Nucleophosmin integrates within the nucleolus via multi-modal interactions with proteins displaying R-rich linear motifs and rRNA

    Diana M Mitrea et al.
    Nucleolar protein localization involves the phase separation within the nucleolar matrix via three types of multivalent features: acidic tracts, nucleic acid binding domains and arginine-rich low complexity sequences.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    STIL binding to Polo-box 3 of PLK4 regulates centriole duplication

    Christian Arquint et al.
    Binding of STIL to PLK4's characteristic Polo-box 3 links PLK4 kinase activation to STIL self-association and is a crucial regulatory step for the localized recruitment of downstream factors in centriole duplication.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Post-transcriptional regulation of satellite cell quiescence by TTP-mediated mRNA decay

    Melissa A Hausburg et al.
    The protein Tristetraprolin promotes the decay of MyoD mRNA to maintain satellite cell quiescence.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Functional roles of Mg2+ binding sites in ion-dependent gating of a Mg2+ channel, MgtE, revealed by solution NMR

    Tatsuro Maruyama et al.
    Nuclear magnetic resonance analysis revealed the structural and dynamical changes in MgtE during the channel closure caused by the cooperative Mg2+-binding, which had remained undescribed only by a static crystal structure.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A stochastic neuronal model predicts random search behaviors at multiple spatial scales in C. elegans

    William M Roberts et al.
    A stochastic model of locomotory control in C. elegans based on an extensive new set of tracking data can explain and predict effects of ablations and mutations on behavior.