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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Three pools of plasma membrane cholesterol and their relation to cholesterol homeostasis

    Akash Das et al.
    Precise control of cellular cholesterol levels is achieved by organization of cholesterol into three distinct pools in the plasma membrane.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A FRET sensor of C-terminal movement reveals VRAC activation by plasma membrane DAG signaling rather than ionic strength

    Benjamin König et al.
    VRAC activation, observed with a FRET sensor of intracellular LRRC8-domains movement during gating and by fluorometry, requires plasma membrane localization and diacylglycerol signaling, but is independent of intracellular ionic strength.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Electrostatic anchoring precedes stable membrane attachment of SNAP25/SNAP23 to the plasma membrane

    Pascal Weber et al.
    A step of contact establishment preceding stable membrane attachment by palmitoylation is identified.
    1. Neuroscience

    Midbrain dopamine neurons sustain inhibitory transmission using plasma membrane uptake of GABA, not synthesis

    Nicolas X Tritsch et al.
    The molecular mechanisms by which midbrain dopamine neurons acquire the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA for synaptic release are revealed.
    1. Cell Biology

    A plasma membrane template for macropinocytic cups

    Douwe M Veltman et al.
    Rings of actin polymerisation that form around PIP3/Ras patches in the cell membrane drive the formation of macropinocytic cups.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Palmitoylated SCP1 is targeted to the plasma membrane and negatively regulates angiogenesis

    Peng Liao et al.
    Palmitoylation recruits the phosphatase SCP1 to endothelial cell membranes where it negatively regulates Akt kinase activity, resulting in suppressed angiogenesis and decreased tumorigenesis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Phosphorylation of iRhom2 at the plasma membrane controls mammalian TACE-dependent inflammatory and growth factor signalling

    Adam Graham Grieve et al.
    The iRhom2 protein, a catalytically inactive relative of rhomboid proteases, controls inflammation and growth factor signalling by acting as an essential multifunctional regulatory subunit of the cell surface shedding protease TACE (ADAM17).
    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. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    PtdInsP2 and PtdSer cooperate to trap synaptotagmin-1 to the plasma membrane in the presence of calcium

    Ángel Pérez-Lara et al.
    Two acidic membrane lipids increase synaptotagmin-1 dwell time and penetration into the membrane, reducing the membrane dissociation of synaptotagmin-1.