14 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Spatial structure of disordered proteins dictates conductance and selectivity in nuclear pore complex mimics

    Adithya N Ananth et al.
    Biomimetic nanopores reveal that the sequence-dependent spatial distribution of intrinsically disordered proteins plays a crucial role in establishing the selective permeability barrier of the nuclear pore complex.
  1. Cutting Edge: Using mobile sequencers in an academic classroom

    Sophie Zaaijer et al.
    A university genomics class provides detailed examples of how to design and execute Oxford Nanopore MinION hackathons as part of an academic curriculum.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    A physical model describing the interaction of nuclear transport receptors with FG nucleoporin domain assemblies

    Raphael Zahn et al.
    A homopolymer-sphere model is shown to accurately reproduce the interactions that underpin selective gating of macromolecular transport into and out of the cell nucleus.
    1. Cell Biology

    An aging-independent replicative lifespan in a symmetrically dividing eukaryote

    Eric C Spivey et al.
    A high throughput, full lifespan microscopic analysis reveals that fission yeast does not age but has a finite replicative lifespan.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A novel SH2 recognition mechanism recruits Spt6 to the doubly phosphorylated RNA polymerase II linker at sites of transcription

    Matthew A Sdano et al.
    The tandem SH2 domains of Spt6 use novel mechanisms to bind unexpected phosphorylated serine and threonine residues in the RNA polymerase II linker to recruit Spt6 to sites of transcription and maintain repressive chromatin.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Intrinsic disorder within AKAP79 fine-tunes anchored phosphatase activity toward substrates and drug sensitivity

    Patrick J Nygren et al.
    Flexibility is a defining feature of AKAP kinase-phosphatase assemblies and points toward a mechanism whereby combinatorial recruitment of binding partners tailors the overall conformation of the macromolecular assembly, allowing customized physiological roles.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    ULK3 regulates cytokinetic abscission by phosphorylating ESCRT-III proteins

    Anna Caballe et al.
    ULK3 is a kinase in the abscission checkpoint that temporarily inactivates ESCRT-III proteins via phosphorylation, which is required to delay cytokinesis in response to defects in mitosis.
    1. Cell Biology

    Exportin Crm1 is repurposed as a docking protein to generate microtubule organizing centers at the nuclear pore

    Xun X Bao et al.
    Microtubule nucleation from the nuclear envelope in fission yeast involves repurposing of nuclear export proteins for a non-export-related function, docking cytoplasmic proteins at nuclear pore complexes.
    1. Cell Biology

    Dynamic recruitment of the curvature-sensitive protein ArhGAP44 to nanoscale membrane deformations limits exploratory filopodia initiation in neurons

    Milos Galic et al.
    Local inward plasma membrane deformations caused by actomyosin-dependent contraction trigger the dynamic recruitment of a curvature-sensitive actin-regulatory protein, which represents a receptor-independent auto-regulatory mechanism to control local actin polymerization dynamics at the plasma membrane.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    The molecular mechanism of nuclear transport revealed by atomic-scale measurements

    Loren E Hough et al.
    NMR spectroscopy has been used to explain a central unresolved issue of nuclear transport, namely how it can be both fast and specific.

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