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

    Acyl chain asymmetry and polyunsaturation of brain phospholipids facilitate membrane vesiculation without leakage

    Marco M Manni et al.
    The asymmetric combination of saturated and polyunsaturated acyl chains in phospholipids as typically observed in synapses makes membranes prone to deformation and fission without compromising their impermeability.
    1. Cell Biology

    Membrane fluidity is regulated by the C. elegans transmembrane protein FLD-1 and its human homologs TLCD1/2

    Mario Ruiz et al.
    Inhibition of C. elegans FLD-1 or Human TLCD1/2 prevents saturated fat lipotoxicity by allowing increased levels of membrane phospholipids that contain fluidizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Human DECR1 is an androgen-repressed survival factor that regulates PUFA oxidation to protect prostate tumor cells from ferroptosis

    Zeyad D Nassar et al.
    DECR1, a rate-limiting enzyme for polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) β-oxidation, is an androgen-repressed gene in prostate cancer cells that limits oxidative stress to promote cancer cell survival.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    IP3 mediated global Ca2+ signals arise through two temporally and spatially distinct modes of Ca2+ release

    Jeffrey T Lock, Ian Parker
    Cell-wide Ca2+ signals that regulate numerous cellular functions comprise dual Ca2+ release modes through IP3 receptors, punctate transients mediated by clustered receptors and spatiotemporally diffuse release through functionally distinct receptors.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    ER-luminal [Ca2+] regulation of InsP3 receptor gating mediated by an ER-luminal peripheral Ca2+-binding protein

    Horia Vais et al.
    Calcium release from the endoplasmic reticulum through the IP3 receptor ion channel is strongly regulated by a calcium-binding protein in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Allosteric inhibition of a stem cell RNA-binding protein by an intermediary metabolite

    Carina C Clingman et al.
    The RNA-binding protein MSI1, which is required for stem cell and cancer cell proliferation in the brain and epithelial tissues, also directly senses the concentration of long non-esterified omega-9 fatty acids.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A general strategy to construct small molecule biosensors in eukaryotes

    Justin Feng et al.
    A new method for developing biosensors from ligand binding domains that have concentration-dependent and selective responses to small molecules in yeast, mammalian cells and plants.
    1. Neuroscience

    Presynaptic GABAB receptors functionally uncouple somatostatin interneurons from the active hippocampal network

    Sam A Booker et al.
    Presynaptic GABAB receptors are highly expressed and strongly suppress synaptic transmission at the input and output of hippocampal somatostatin interneurons.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    A novel role for lipoxin A4 in driving a lymph node–eye axis that controls autoimmunity to the neuroretina

    Jessica Wei et al.
    LXA4 in lymph nodes is an important resident homeostatic regulator that controls effector T cell functions and egress in the development of adaptive immune responses.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cooperative cobinding of synthetic and natural ligands to the nuclear receptor PPARγ

    Jinsai Shang et al.
    Synthetic PPARγ ligands push and cobind with natural endogenous ligands, instead of compete and displace, which synergistically affects the structure and function of PPARγ.

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