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    1. Biochemistry
    2. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    Cryo-EM visualization of the ribosome in termination complex with apo-RF3 and RF1

    Jesper Pallesen et al.
    Cryo-electron microscopy has been used to provide a structural interpretation of the complete action cycle of release factor 3 during translation termination, which includes a coordinated sequence of interactions with a class-I release factor and the ribosome.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Nonsense mRNA suppression via nonstop decay

    Joshua A Arribere, Andrew Z Fire
    Nonstop mRNA decay degrades mRNAs with a premature stop codon after such mRNAs are targeted by the nonsense-mediated decay machinery.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Kinetic modeling predicts a stimulatory role for ribosome collisions at elongation stall sites in bacteria

    Michael A Ferrin, Arvind R Subramaniam
    Collision between ribosomes can cause dissociation of stalled ribosomes from messenger RNAs during the process of mRNA translation.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    Mechanism of ribosome rescue by ArfA and RF2

    Gabriel Demo et al.
    Cryo-EM structures reveal the structural dynamics of ArfA*RF2-mediated rescue of stalled ribosomes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Point of View: Is cell size a spandrel?

    Ariel Amir
    Analysis of experiments on bacteria suggests that the dependence of cell size on growth rate is not an adaptation but a causal consequence of a regulatory mechanism that controls DNA replication.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    RNA Biology: Structures to the people!

    Nathan J Baird, Sebastian A Leidel
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    Science Forum: Considerations when investigating lncRNA function in vivo

    Andrew R Bassett et al.
    We discuss the methods available to understand lncRNA function in vivo, and highlight important considerations that should be taken into account when designing such experiments.
  1. Point of View: Building for the future

    Hugh Pelham
    As the staff of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology settle into their new building in Cambridge, its director Hugh Pelham explains the challenges of living up to its prestigious past.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    A lncRNA fine tunes the dynamics of a cell state transition involving Lin28, let-7 and de novo DNA methylation

    Meng Amy Li et al.
    A novel lncRNA (Ephemeron) is connected to known post-transcriptional and epigenetic regulators as part of an integrated machinery, which controls the timely exit from the naïve state of mouse embryonic stem cells.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    In vivo targeting of de novo DNA methylation by histone modifications in yeast and mouse

    Marco Morselli et al.
    DNA methylation deposition is dependent on the presence of H3K4me3 and H3K36me3 histone marks.

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