1,039 results found
    1. Cell Biology

    De novo centriole formation in human cells is error-prone and does not require SAS-6 self-assembly

    Won-Jing Wang et al.
    Canonical centriole duplication is much less prone to errors than de novo synthesis of centrioles, but neither depends on self-oligomerization of the centriole protein SAS-6.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The Peptidisc, a simple method for stabilizing membrane proteins in detergent-free solution

    Michael Luke Carlson et al.
    A simple, yet elegant method for robust self-assembly of diverse membrane proteins into soluble peptide nanoparticles for their structural and functional analysis in detergent-free solutions.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    The innate immune sensor IFI16 recognizes foreign DNA in the nucleus by scanning along the duplex

    Sarah A Stratmann et al.
    The scanning-assisted clustering mechanism of IFI16 not only allows efficient assembly on exposed foreign-dsDNA, but also suppresses the engagement of chromatinized self-dsDNA.
    1. Cell Biology

    Symmetric exchange of multi-protein building blocks between stationary focal adhesions and the cytosol

    Jan-Erik Hoffmann et al.
    In the cytosol, the proteins constituting cell-matrix adhesion sites form multi-protein building blocks which enter and leave these sites unaltered, thereby contributing to their rapid and correct self-assembly.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Single-molecule analysis reveals self assembly and nanoscale segregation of two distinct cavin subcomplexes on caveolae

    Yann Gambin et al.
    New insights into the assembly and membrane interactions of the caveolar coat complex reveal the reversible association/dissociation of distinct subcomplexes onto the membrane, which differs from the assembly/disassembly of clathrin-coated pits.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Electrostatic lateral interactions drive ESCRT-III heteropolymer assembly

    Sudeep Banjade et al.
    ESCRT-III heteropolymers utilize non-specific lateral electrostatic interactions to recognize one another, which may enable the polymers to slide along one another and adapt to different curvatures.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Length-dependent flagellar growth of Vibrio alginolyticus revealed by real time fluorescent imaging

    Meiting Chen et al.
    The length-dependent growth rate of bacterial flagellar filament is determined by the flagellin loading speed, loading strength and its diffusion process.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Many-molecule encapsulation by an icosahedral shell

    Jason D Perlmutter et al.
    Computational and theoretical models reveal mechanisms by which protein compartments assemble around enzymes and reagents to facilitate reactions in bacteria, allowing the identification of strategies for reengineering such compartments as customizable nanoreactors.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A molecular model for the role of SYCP3 in meiotic chromosome organisation

    Johanna Liinamaria Syrjänen et al.
    A structural and biochemical study of human SYCP3 provides the first molecular model for the three-dimensional organisation that is imposed upon chromosomal DNA during meiosis and is essential for genetic exchange and fertility.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The liquid structure of elastin

    Sarah Rauscher, Régis Pomès
    Molecular simulations show how hydrophobicity and conformational disorder underlie the phase separation of elastin-like peptides and the elasticity of human tissues.

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