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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Alzheimer’s Disease: The two shapes of the Tau protein

    Jeffery W Kelly
    Tau proteins can convert from an inert shape to a misfolded shape that seeds the growth of fibers that contribute to the pathology of Alzheimer's disease.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Inhibition by small-molecule ligands of formation of amyloid fibrils of an immunoglobulin light chain variable domain

    Boris Brumshtein et al.
    Ligands that bind dimers of light chain variable domains inhibit the formation of amyloid fibrils.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Small molecule proteostasis regulators that reprogram the ER to reduce extracellular protein aggregation

    Lars Plate et al.
    Small molecule proteostasis regulators that activate the unfolded protein response transcription factor ATF6 reduce the secretion of amyloid disease-associated proteins.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A molecular tweezer antagonizes seminal amyloids and HIV infection

    Edina Lump et al.
    CLR01 is a small molecule that could be an effective topical microbicide to eliminate HIV (and other enveloped viruses), and to antagonize host-encoded amyloid fibrils that promote HIV infection.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Thermal fluctuations of immature SOD1 lead to separate folding and misfolding pathways

    Ashok Sekhar et al.
    Solution NMR spectroscopy reveals the energy landscape of immature Cu, Zn-superoxide dismutase and leads to atomic resolution structural models of transiently populated non-native oligomers.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Designed α-sheet peptides inhibit amyloid formation by targeting toxic oligomers

    Gene Hopping et al.
    Novel designed alpha-sheet peptides inhibit amyloidosis in two different systems and preferentially bind the toxic oligomer.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    In vitro FRET analysis of IRE1 and BiP association and dissociation upon endoplasmic reticulum stress

    Megan C Kopp et al.
    Quantitative FRET UPR induction assay is used to measure IRE1 and BIP association and dissociation by a variety of ER misfolded proteins and by an important BiP substrate-binding domain mutant, significantly enhancing the evidence for the allosteric UPR induction model.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Pharmacologic ATF6 activating compounds are metabolically activated to selectively modify endoplasmic reticulum proteins

    Ryan Paxman et al.
    The small molecule, 147, is a pro-drug that preferentially activates ATF6 signaling through a mechanism involving localized metabolic activation and selective covalent modification of ER resident proteins involved in regulating ATF6 activity.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    A first order phase transition mechanism underlies protein aggregation in mammalian cells

    Arjun Narayanan et al.
    Quantitative single molecule and super resolution imaging in mammalian cells reveal a population of precursor aggregates describable by first order phase transition theory.

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