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

    A comprehensive search for calcium binding sites critical for TMEM16A calcium-activated chloride channel activity

    Jason Tien et al.
    The identification of four acidic amino acids as potential calcium-binding residues in the TMEM16A calcium-activated chloride channel furthers the molecular understanding of this ion channel family.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    An external sodium ion binding site controls allosteric gating in TRPV1 channels

    Andres Jara-Oseguera et al.
    Allosteric gating in a transient receptor potential channel is modulated by external sodium ions and a tarantula toxin.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Identification of an allosteric binding site on the human glycine transporter, GlyT2, for bioactive lipid analgesics

    Shannon N Mostyn et al.
    Identification of how bioactive lipids bind and inhibit glycine transporters has the potential to be exploited in the development of a new class of analgesics for chronic pain.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Direct binding of phosphatidylglycerol at specific sites modulates desensitization of a ligand-gated ion channel

    Ailing Tong et al.
    Phosphatidylglycerol binding at multiple sites stabilizes the open state relative to the desensitized state of a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Intermolecular epistasis shaped the function and evolution of an ancient transcription factor and its DNA binding sites

    Dave W Anderson et al.
    Experimental mapping of the joint sequence space of an ancient transcription factor (TF) and its DNA binding sites reveals that epistasis across the molecular interface permitted the evolution of a new and specific TF-DNA complex.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Rac1 GTPase activates the WAVE regulatory complex through two distinct binding sites

    Baoyu Chen et al.
    The cryo-electron microscopy structure of an assembly of the WAVE Regulatory Complex and its activator, the Rac GTPase, plus complementary biochemistry and biophysics, reveal a novel activation mechanism involving two distinct Rac binding sites.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Mia40 is a trans-site receptor that drives protein import into the mitochondrial intermembrane space by hydrophobic substrate binding

    Valentina Peleh et al.
    The import of proteins into the intermembrane space of mitochondria is driven by binding to the trans-site receptor Mia40 and not by the oxidation of cysteine residues.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    An efficient targeted nuclease strategy for high-resolution mapping of DNA binding sites

    Peter J Skene, Steven Henikoff
    CUT&RUN (Cleavage Under Targets & Release Using Nuclease) profiles antibody-targeted DNA-binding proteins in situ with high resolution and low background, providing a simple, robust and scalable alternative to chromatin immunoprecipitation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Direct assessment of substrate binding to the Neurotransmitter:Sodium Symporter LeuT by solid state NMR

    Simon Erlendsson et al.
    Solid state NMR is unable to detect any association of substrate to the second binding site, S2, in the extracellular vestibule of the Neurotransmitter:Sodium Symporter LeuT.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Predicting effective microRNA target sites in mammalian mRNAs

    Vikram Agarwal et al.
    Many experimentally identified microRNA-binding sites are ineffective at mediating repression, and an improved quantitative model for predicting the effective sites is as informative as high-throughput experimental approaches.

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