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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Insights into the molecular architecture and histone H3-H4 deposition mechanism of yeast Chromatin assembly factor 1

    Paul Victor Sauer et al.
    The CAF1 complex binds single histone H3-H4 dimers, and two such complexes associate with extended DNA elements to ensure the deposition of H3-H4 tetramers, the first step in the assembly of nucleosomes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural insights into the molecular mechanism of the m6A writer complex

    Paweł Śledź, Martin Jinek
    The structure of the catalytic core of the N6-methyladenosine RNA methyltransferase complex METTL3-METTL14 reveals that METTL3 is the catalytic subunit, while METTL14 plays non-catalytic roles in substrate recognition and in maintaining complex integrity.
    1. Cell Biology

    Cortical dynein pulling mechanism is regulated by differentially targeted attachment molecule Num1

    Safia Omer et al.
    Dynein-dependent microtubule-cortex interactions – "side-on" versus "end-on" pulling – are regulated by cortical ER and mediated by distinct pools of cortical anchor that are differentially localized along the cell periphery.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanism of thermosensory function of human heat shock transcription factor Hsf1

    Nikolai Hentze et al.
    Heat-induced local unfolding allows Hsf1 to form trimers and bind to DNA, which depends on Hsf1 concentration and is promoted, not inhibited, by Hsp90.
    1. Neuroscience

    A molecular mechanism underlying gustatory memory trace for an association in the insular cortex

    Chinnakkaruppan Adaikkan, Kobi Rosenblum
    The role of CaMKII-GluA1 in the cortex in maintaining a given taste memory trace for an aversive association has been elucidated.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanism of TRPV2 channel modulation by cannabidiol

    Ruth A Pumroy et al.
    Cannabidiol binds to TRPV2 via a previously unidentified, but highly conserved, pocket.
    1. Neuroscience

    Molecular mechanisms that stabilize short term synaptic plasticity during presynaptic homeostatic plasticity

    Jennifer M Ortega et al.
    Genetic and electrophysiological experiments define how homeostatic signaling stabilizes both the gain and short-term dynamic properties of neurotransmitter release, ensuring that synaptic information transfer remains robust to external perturbation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Quality control in oocytes by p63 is based on a spring-loaded activation mechanism on the molecular and cellular level

    Daniel Coutandin et al.
    p63 uses an intricate network of domain-domain interactions to control its function in long-term quality maintenance of resting oocytes.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    The molecular mechanism of nuclear transport revealed by atomic-scale measurements

    Loren E Hough et al.
    NMR spectroscopy has been used to explain a central unresolved issue of nuclear transport, namely how it can be both fast and specific.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanism of Aurora A kinase autophosphorylation and its allosteric activation by TPX2

    Adelajda Zorba et al.
    Aurora A kinase, an anti-cancer drug target, can be activated by two independent mechanisms.