92 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Encounter complexes and dimensionality reduction in protein–protein association

    Dima Kozakov et al.
    Analysis of protein–protein encounter complexes shows that proteins associate along preferred pathways, similar to the sliding of a protein along DNA.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Lys63-linked ubiquitin chain adopts multiple conformational states for specific target recognition

    Zhu Liu et al.
    Lys63-linked diubiquitin exists as an ensemble of conformational states, each responsible for binding to a target protein through conformational selection.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Microbiota functional activity biosensors for characterizing nutrient metabolism in vivo

    Darryl A Wesener et al.
    A method has been developed to characterize the expressed biochemical activities of gut microbial communities using retrievable, microscopic, fluorescent-labeled glass beads containing chemically bound surface biomolecules.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Neuroscience

    Physical limits to magnetogenetics

    Markus Meister
    Recent reports on the ability of biological molecules to sense magnetic fields are found to be inconsistent with basic physical principles.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    ATP-induced asymmetric pre-protein folding as a driver of protein translocation through the Sec machinery

    Robin A Corey et al.
    How the process of protein folding may be controlled by the Sec machinery to assist protein transport across membranes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A novel N-terminal extension in mitochondrial TRAP1 serves as a thermal regulator of chaperone activity

    James R Partridge et al.
    Cytosolic and organellar Hsp90s from higher eukaryotes have evolved a variable, and environmentally responsive N-terminal extension to regulate their activity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Exploring conformational equilibria of a heterodimeric ABC transporter

    M Hadi Timachi et al.
    A heterodimeric exporter exhibits conformational equilibria in the presence of nucleotides, suggesting a unified mechanistic model for the conformational cycle of ABC exporters.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Mechanisms of iron- and O2-sensing by the [4Fe-4S] cluster of the global iron regulator RirA

    Ma Teresa Pellicer Martinez et al.
    Molecular details of how the iron–sulfur cluster cofactor of a bacterial global iron regulatory protein simultaneously senses iron and O2 are revealed by mass spectrometry and spectroscopy.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    A dynamic mechanism for allosteric activation of Aurora kinase A by activation loop phosphorylation

    Emily F Ruff et al.
    Phosphorylation of Aurora A does not trigger a population shift to the active state as previously thought, but instead switches the kinase on by tuning the structure and dynamics of a dynamically sampled subpopulation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Implications of the differing roles of the β1 and β3 transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains for integrin function

    Zhenwei Lu et al.
    Diverse biophysical properties of β1 and β3 integrin transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains result in distinct mechanisms of integrin activation and function.

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