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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A clathrin coat assembly role for the muniscin protein central linker revealed by TALEN-mediated gene editing

    Perunthottathu K Umasankar et al.
    The muniscin protein FCHO1 interacts with, and activates, the adapter protein-2 complex (AP-2) to promote the assembly of clathrin-coated vesicles.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Characterization of TSET, an ancient and widespread membrane trafficking complex

    Jennifer Hirst et al.
    A missing link between the AP complexes and COPI sheds light on the evolution of vesicle coat proteins and trafficking pathways in the earliest eukaryotes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Vesicle Coat Proteins: Finding the missing link

    Thomas U Schwartz
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    1. Ecology

    Substantial near-infrared radiation-driven photosynthesis of chlorophyll f-containing cyanobacteria in a natural habitat

    Michael Kühl et al.
    Cyanobacteria with chlorophyll f show substantial near-infrared radiation-driven photosynthesis and can play an important role for primary production in endolithic, intertidal habitats.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A structural mechanism for phosphorylation-dependent inactivation of the AP2 complex

    Edward A Partlow et al.
    Cryo-EM reveals how a protein called NECAP inactivates the AP2 clathrin adaptor complex through concerted engagement of two domains which confer specificity for membrane-activated and phosphorylated AP2.
    1. Neuroscience

    Nucleophile sensitivity of Drosophila TRPA1 underlies light-induced feeding deterrence

    Eun Jo Du et al.
    Electron-donating nucleophilic compounds activate TRPA1 ion channels in fruit flies and mosquitoes, but not humans, making TRPA1 a promising target for insect repellants.
    1. Cell Biology

    NECAPs are negative regulators of the AP2 clathrin adaptor complex

    Gwendolyn M Beacham et al.
    Endocytosis is regulated by a protein family that recycles the AP2 clathrin adaptor by restoring the inactive form of complex.
  1. May 2014

    Episode 12: May 2014

    In this episode we hear about the neuroscience of chewing, skin cancer, African sleeping sickness, an ancient protein complex, and our editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on scientific publishing.

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