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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The liquid structure of elastin

    Sarah Rauscher, Régis Pomès
    Molecular simulations show how hydrophobicity and conformational disorder underlie the phase separation of elastin-like peptides and the elasticity of human tissues.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Intracellular Organization: Getting ready for DNA duplication

    Nina Y Yao, Michael E O'Donnell
    The discovery of a biomolecular condensate involved in DNA replication has wide ranging implications.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Membrane Phase Separation: Localizing order to boost signaling

    Štefan Bálint, Michael L Dustin
    B-cell receptors form ordered clusters to recruit kinases and exclude phosphatases.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Reconstruction of Par-dependent polarity in apolar cells reveals a dynamic process of cortical polarization

    Kalyn Kono et al.
    Par-complex-dependent cell polarity can be cell-autonomously conferred to non-polar Drosophila S2 cells, unveiling temporal patterns toward the cortical localization of Par-complex aggregates that include a meshwork containing unit segments.
    1. Cell Biology

    Switch-like Arp2/3 activation upon WASP and WIP recruitment to an apparent threshold level by multivalent linker proteins in vivo

    Yidi Sun et al.
    Intersectin counterparts in yeast recruit WASP and WIP to endocytic sites to establish a robust multivalent SH3 domain-PRM interaction network which gives actin assembly onset a switch-like behavior in vivo.
    1. Cell Biology

    Chronic optogenetic induction of stress granules is cytotoxic and reveals the evolution of ALS-FTD pathology

    Peipei Zhang et al.
    OptoGranules reveal the function of G3BP1 as a stress granule scaffold and demonstrate that protracted stress granule assembly is sufficient to drive neurodegeneration and the evolution of ALS-FTD pathology.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Nucleolar dynamics and interactions with nucleoplasm in living cells

    Christina M Caragine et al.
    The nucleoplasm surrounding nucleoli in living cells plays a key role in nucleolar dynamics and shape fluctuations in vivo.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Protein sorting by lipid phase-like domains supports emergent signaling function in B lymphocyte plasma membranes

    Matthew B Stone et al.
    Clustering the B cell receptor generates a membrane domain analogous to the liquid-ordered phase, localizing proteins involved in early receptor activation.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Spatial control of irreversible protein aggregation

    Christoph Weber et al.
    A theoretical basis for the spatial regulation of protein aggregation shows how aggregates can partition preferentially into intracellular liquid compartments.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A proline-rich motif on VGLUT1 reduces synaptic vesicle super-pool and spontaneous release frequency

    Xiao Min Zhang et al.
    In mammals, the vesicular glutamate transporter 1 acquired a proline-rich sequence that negatively regulates the spontaneous release of glutamate by reducing the exchange of synaptic vesicles along the axon.