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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Oligomerization of a molecular chaperone modulates its activity

    Tomohide Saio et al.
    A combined NMR and kinetic study demonstrates how the dynamic transition of a molecular chaperone between different oligomerization states can modulate its activity by altering the binding kinetics and energetics of non-native proteins.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Redox signaling via the molecular chaperone BiP protects cells against endoplasmic reticulum-derived oxidative stress

    Jie Wang et al.
    Direct modification by endogenous peroxide of a conserved cysteine in the molecular chaperone BiP decouples its ATPase and peptide-binding activities, allowing for enhanced polypeptide holdase activity during oxidative stress.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    An unexpected role for the yeast nucleotide exchange factor Sil1 as a reductant acting on the molecular chaperone BiP

    Kevin D Siegenthaler et al.
    Building on previous work (Wang et al., 2014), it is shown that the nucleotide exchange factor of the chaperone BiP (Sil1) unexpectedly facilitates the reduction of oxidized BiP.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular Chaperones: Confirmation for conformational selection

    Yajun Jiang, Charalampos G Kalodimos
    NMR studies settle part of a long-standing debate about the mechanism used by the Hsp70 chaperone to recognize substrates.
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    1. Cell Biology

    CHIP as a membrane-shuttling proteostasis sensor

    Yannick Kopp et al.
    The mechanism is revealed that connects the protein degradation machinery to cellular membrane-bound compartments during proteostasis stress in mammalian cells.
    1. Cell Biology

    Unfolded protein response transducer IRE1-mediated signaling independent of XBP1 mRNA splicing is not required for growth and development of medaka fish

    Tokiro Ishikawa et al.
    The unfolded protein response sensor/transducer IRE1-mediated splicing of XBP1 mRNA encoding its active downstream transcription factor to maintain the homeostasis of the endoplasmic reticulum is sufficient for growth and development of medaka fish.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    A loop structure allows TAPBPR to exert its dual function as MHC I chaperone and peptide editor

    Lina Sagert et al.
    A dedicated structural element facilitates chaperone and antigenic peptide selector function of TAP-associated glycoprotein, a major quality assurance auditor in adaptive immunity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Promiscuous binding by Hsp70 results in conformational heterogeneity and fuzzy chaperone-substrate ensembles

    Rina Rosenzweig et al.
    Multiple chaperone binding sites on substrates suggest a mechanism by which the Hsp70 chaperone can circumvent kinetic traps in protein folding.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structural basis for effector transmembrane domain recognition by type VI secretion system chaperones

    Shehryar Ahmad et al.
    A widespread family of chaperones functions to stabilize membrane protein effectors by mimicking transmembrane helical environments and promotes effector export by the bacterial type VI secretion system.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Efficient conversion of chemical energy into mechanical work by Hsp70 chaperones

    Salvatore Assenza et al.
    A multiscale modeling approach reveals how the energy from ATP hydrolysis is used by Hsp70 chaperones to remodel the conformation of their substrates through a novel force-generating mechanism.

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