Computational, theoretical, and in vivo studies reveal that in epithelia the self-organization of apical microtubules is robustly determined by cell geometry and minus-end distribution, not organism environment or genetics.
TANGO1 functions as a linactant filament to stabilize shallow COPII-coated buds, and after which membrane tension regulation, possibly mediated by TANGO1-controlled membrane fusion, facilitates bud elongation for procollagen export.
Seemingly contradictory findings of single-molecule and in vivo experiments on a major mechanism of chromosome organization are reconciled by computationally investigating mechanisms of loop extrusion that are consistent with both.
The structure of the potassium-chloride cotransporter KCC4 provides insight into the basis of ion specificity, transport stoichiometry, and activity regulation for a broadly physiologically and clinically important transporter family.
Cell lineage tracing and biochemical analysis of cell fate during murine stem cell differentiation demonstrates a specific cooperativity between perturbations in histone methylation and eroded telomeres that destabilize cell differentiation.
Cryo electron tomography provides the first high-resolution 3D axoneme structure from any pathogenic organism, revealing novel structures that support the unique motility of these pathogens through host tissues.
APOBEC3G, an anti-viral protein with the capability to inhibit HiV-1 infectivity, binds single stranded DNA in multiple physical conformations, enabling complex interactions that allow APOBEC3G to perform multiple diverse functions.