85 results found
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Lateral interactions between protofilaments of the bacterial tubulin homolog FtsZ are essential for cell division

    Fenghui Guan et al.
    Structural and functional approaches unambiguously revealed physiologically relevant lateral interactions between FtsZ protofilaments.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Direct measurement of conformational strain energy in protofilaments curling outward from disassembling microtubule tips

    Jonathan W Driver et al.
    The protofilaments that curl outward from a disassembling microtubule tip carry a large amount of strain energy and they can drive movement with an efficiency similar to conventional motor proteins.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structure of alpha-synuclein fibrils

    Ricardo Guerrero-Ferreira et al.
    The alpha-synuclein fibril structure reported here buries residues 50-57 at the interface between its two protofilaments, suggesting that familial Parkinson's disease associated mutations in these residues lead to a structure not compatible with the one presented here.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural model for differential cap maturation at growing microtubule ends

    Juan Estévez-Gallego et al.
    The tubulin GTPase cycle structurally modulates the microtubule cap, causing lattice expansion, which is an intermediate state involved in phosphate release and regulatory signaling.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Two new polymorphic structures of human full-length alpha-synuclein fibrils solved by cryo-electron microscopy

    Ricardo Guerrero-Ferreira et al.
    Two new polymorphic structures of recombinant human alpha-synuclein fibrils show striking differences to previous structures, while familial PD mutation sites remain crucial for protofilament interaction and fibril stability.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The inner junction complex of the cilia is an interaction hub that involves tubulin post-translational modifications

    Ahmad Abdelzaher Zaki Khalifa et al.
    A structure of the ciliary inner junction at 3.6 Å resolution permits atomic modeling of six inner junction proteins and their interactions with acetylated lysine 40 loops of alpha tubulins.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM of dynein microtubule-binding domains shows how an axonemal dynein distorts the microtubule

    Samuel E Lacey et al.
    Relion was used to solve structures of microtubules decorated with dynein microtubule-binding domains revealing that an axonemal dynein distorts the microtubule cross-sectional curvature.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Bacterial actin MreB forms antiparallel double filaments

    Fusinita van den Ent et al.
    The prokaryotic actin homologue MreB forms antiparallel double filaments in vitro and in vivo, an architecture that is unprecedented among the actin family of proteins.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Structural basis for activation, assembly and membrane binding of ESCRT-III Snf7 filaments

    Shaogeng Tang et al.
    Snf7 crystal structures reveal the mechanisms of ESCRT-III activation and polymerization into membrane-remodeling filaments.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Conserved mechanisms of microtubule-stimulated ADP release, ATP binding, and force generation in transport kinesins

    Joseph Atherton et al.
    Cryo-electron microscopy reconstructions of two microtubule-bound transport kinesins at 7 Å resolution reveal how microtubule track binding stimulates ADP release, primes the active site for ATP binding and enables force generation.

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