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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Pre-transition effects mediate forces of assembly between transmembrane proteins

    Shachi Katira et al.
    A general mechanism for how powerful forces of assembly and protein mobility can emerge from phase transitions is established.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural and mechanistic basis of the EMC-dependent biogenesis of distinct transmembrane clients

    Lakshmi E Miller-Vedam et al.
    Structure-function characterization of the EMC's cytoplasmic, transmembrane, and lumenal domains reveal features critical for terminal helix insertion and a specialized role for the lumenal domain in polytopic membrane protein biogenesis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    A toolkit for studying cell surface shedding of diverse transmembrane receptors

    Amanda N Hayward et al.
    The modularity and unequivocal input/response of Notch signaling are harnessed to measure cell-surface shedding of diverse transmembrane receptors to identify new proteolytic switches and detect modulation of proteolysis by therapeutics.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Coincidence detection and bi-directional transmembrane signaling control a bacterial second messenger receptor

    Richard B Cooley et al.
    Building on previous work (Chatterjee et al., 2014), the mechanism of coincidence detection in bacterial second messenger signaling across membranes is revealed at a molecular level, providing insight into the regulation of a conserved transmembrane receptor.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Differences in interactions between transmembrane domains tune the activation of metabotropic glutamate receptors

    Jordana K Thibado et al.
    Homo- and heterodimeric group II metabotropic glutamate receptors show diverse modes of interaction between transmembrane domains that control their distinct assembly and activation properties.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Conformational dynamics between transmembrane domains and allosteric modulation of a metabotropic glutamate receptor

    Vanessa A Gutzeit et al.
    Single molecule subunit counting, FRET and electrophysiology experiments reveal that metabotropic glutamate receptor subunits interact and rearrange at the level of the transmembrane domains in response to allosteric modulators.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Global alignment and assessment of TRP channel transmembrane domain structures to explore functional mechanisms

    Katherine E Huffer et al.
    Structure-based alignment of TRP channels enables comparison of structural changes, ion permeation pathways and ligand-binding sites and reveals over-representation of structures that represent non-conducting states.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Identification of PLXDC1 and PLXDC2 as the transmembrane receptors for the multifunctional factor PEDF

    Guo Cheng et al.
    Two membrane proteins that belong to a new type of cell-surface receptor mediate the transmembrane signaling for a secreted factor that has broad therapeutic value.
    1. Cell Biology

    The ER membrane protein complex interacts cotranslationally to enable biogenesis of multipass membrane proteins

    Matthew J Shurtleff et al.
    The ER membrane protein complex promotes the biogenesis of a subset multipass membrane proteins enriched for transporters and other proteins with destabilizing features in transmembrane domains.
    1. Cell Biology

    Membrane fluidity is regulated by the C. elegans transmembrane protein FLD-1 and its human homologs TLCD1/2

    Mario Ruiz et al.
    Inhibition of C. elegans FLD-1 or Human TLCD1/2 prevents saturated fat lipotoxicity by allowing increased levels of membrane phospholipids that contain fluidizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.