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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Myosin VIII associates with microtubule ends and together with actin plays a role in guiding plant cell division

    Shu-Zon Wu, Magdalena Bezanilla
    Class VIII myosins mediate crosstalk between actin and microtubules to position cell division in plants.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The 133-kDa N-terminal domain enables myosin 15 to maintain mechanotransducing stereocilia and is essential for hearing

    Qing Fang et al.
    Two myosin 15 isoforms are required separately for the development and long-term maintenance of hearing.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Kinetics of cytokine receptor trafficking determine signaling and functional selectivity

    Jonathan Martinez-Fabregas et al.
    Engineering cytokines to exhibit different receptor binding dwell times is a useful strategy to decouple their functional pleiotropy and reduce their toxicity in the clinic.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Conformational distributions of isolated myosin motor domains encode their mechanochemical properties

    Justin R Porter et al.
    Shifts in the balance between nucleotide-favorable and nucleotide-unfavorable conformations of myosin motors encode duty ratios and ADP release rates, demonstrating the power of an ensemble perspective for uncovering sequence-function relationships.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Myosin III-mediated cross-linking and stimulation of actin bundling activity of Espin

    Haiyang Liu et al.
    The tail domain of Myosin III binds to and cross-links actin bundling protein Espin1 and thus modulates higher order actin bundle structures in cellular processes such as stereocilia and microvilli.
    1. Neuroscience

    Myosin V functions as a vesicle tether at the plasma membrane to control neurotransmitter release in central synapses

    Dario Maschi et al.
    Synaptic vesicles undergo reversible tethering at the plasma membrane which is activity- and myosin V- dependent.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Myosin motors fragment and compact membrane-bound actin filaments

    Sven K Vogel et al.
    A combination of single-molecule imaging and an in vitro model of the cell cortex has allowed the interactions between actin filaments and filaments made of myosin II to be studied in detail.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanistic insights into the active site and allosteric communication pathways in human nonmuscle myosin-2C

    Krishna Chinthalapudi et al.
    R788 is part of an allosteric communication pathway that connects the converter at the distal end of the myosin motor domain via the relay helix with switch-2 of the active site.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Midkine is a dual regulator of wound epidermis development and inflammation during the initiation of limb regeneration

    Stephanie L Tsai et al.
    Elucidation of the molecular basis of early wound epidermis dependence during salamander limb regeneration reveals midkine as a key modulator of wound epidermis development and wound-healing resolution.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Myosin II isoforms play distinct roles in adherens junction biogenesis

    Mélina L Heuzé et al.
    Myosin isoforms exhibit different functions in the formation of adherens junctions and the transmission of mechanical forces.