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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Discovery and characterization of a novel family of prokaryotic nanocompartments involved in sulfur metabolism

    Robert J Nichols et al.
    A protein-bounded organelle-like compartment from Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 is upregulated under sulfur starvation and contains a cysteine desulfurase cargo enzyme.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Membranes, energetics, and evolution across the prokaryote-eukaryote divide

    Michael Lynch, Georgi K Marinov
    The common view that the mitochondrion endowed eukaryotes with a boost in bioenergetic capacity above that in prokaryotes is inconsistent with a diversity of cellular features.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The genomes of polyextremophilic cyanidiales contain 1% horizontally transferred genes with diverse adaptive functions

    Alessandro W Rossoni et al.
    Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) analysis in polyextremophile red algae (Cyanidiales) provides explanations for the nonexistence of cumulative effects and eukaryotic pangenomes, and highlights differences between HGT and native genes.
    1. Cell Biology

    Bacterial fumarase and L-malic acid are evolutionary ancient components of the DNA damage response

    Esti Singer et al.
    The dual function of an ancient prokaryotic enzyme, which is linked to specific metabolite signals, may have been the evolutionary driving force behind its dual localization in eukaryotes.
    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. Evolutionary Biology

    Microbial eukaryotes have adapted to hypoxia by horizontal acquisitions of a gene involved in rhodoquinone biosynthesis

    Courtney W Stairs et al.
    A number of microbial eukaryotes have adapted to low oxygen conditions by acquiring a gene that allows their mitochondrial electron transport chain to continue to function when oxygen is scarce.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Multi-Level Selection: The perils of cheating

    M Florencia Camus
    Experiments on mitochondrial DNA in worms highlight that cheating does not always pay off.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Point of View: Predictive regulation and human design

    Peter Sterling
    Why does the human regulatory system, which evolution tuned for small satisfactions, now constantly demand 'more'?
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Normal mitochondrial function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae has become dependent on inefficient splicing

    Marina Rudan et al.
    Removal of mitochondrial introns (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) from their host genes leads to detrimental increase in their transcript levels.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Transport mechanism of P4 ATPase phosphatidylcholine flippases

    Lin Bai et al.
    A detailed molecular mechanism on lipid flipping from outside leaflet to the inside leaflet of the eukaryotic plasma membrane bilayer.

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