156 results found
    1. Neuroscience

    RIM-BP2 primes synaptic vesicles via recruitment of Munc13-1 at hippocampal mossy fiber synapses

    Marisa M Brockmann et al.
    The active zone scaffold protein RIM-BP2 performs distinct functions in vesicle release at two hippocampal synapses, providing insights on how synapses express diversity in release properties.
    1. Cell Biology

    Spatiotemporal control of mitotic exit during anaphase by an aurora B-Cdk1 crosstalk

    Olga Afonso et al.
    Quantitative live-cell microscopy and molecular perturbations in Drosophila and human cells reveal a crosstalk between molecular 'rulers' (Aurora B) and 'clocks' (Cdk1) that coordinates mitotic exit in space and time.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A potent voltage-gated calcium channel inhibitor engineered from a nanobody targeted to auxiliary CaVβ subunits

    Travis J Morgenstern et al.
    A novel engineered protein that uncouples electrical signals from downstream biological responses in excitable cells provides a unique investigative tool with potential therapeutic applications.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    PHLPP1 counter-regulates STAT1-mediated inflammatory signaling

    Ksenya Cohen Katsenelson et al.
    Uncovering a mechanism for how inflammatory signaling is opposed by a phosphatase identifies a potential druggable target to treat E. coli sepsis.
    1. Cell Biology

    A two-step mechanism for the inactivation of microtubule organizing center function at the centrosome

    Jérémy Magescas et al.
    The microtubule organizing potential of the centrosome is inactivated in a stepwise process through phosphatase activity and mechanical disruption to remove an aging matrix of proteins.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuropeptide B mediates female sexual receptivity in medaka fish, acting in a female-specific but reversible manner

    Towako Hiraki-Kajiyama et al.
    In the brain of medaka fish, neuropeptide B acts directly downstream of estrogen in a female-specific but reversible manner to mediate female receptivity to male courtship.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Unique-region phosphorylation targets LynA for rapid degradation, tuning its expression and signaling in myeloid cells

    Ben F Brian IV et al.
    The ubiquitin ligase c-Cbl preferentially targets unique-region phosphorylated LynA for rapid degradation, regulating its expression and differentially tuning signaling responsiveness in macrophages and mast cells.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Expression of WIPI2B counteracts age-related decline in autophagosome biogenesis in neurons

    Andrea KH Stavoe et al.
    The dynamic phosphorylation of autophagy component WIPI2B is critical to maintain autophagosome biogenesis in neurons, and ectopic expression of WIPI2B can restore rates of autophagosome biogenesis in aged neurons.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The structure of the yeast Ctf3 complex

    Stephen M Hinshaw et al.
    The cryo-EM structure of the yeast Ctf3 complex enables near-atomic modeling of most Ctf19c/CCAN factors and their interactions.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Cas9+ conditionally-immortalized macrophages as a tool for bacterial pathogenesis and beyond

    Allison W Roberts et al.
    Combination of stem cell engineering and CRISPR technologies created a facile method to genetically manipulate macrophages, a multifunctional cell type that plays critical roles in immunity, cancer, and tissue homeostasis.

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