484 results found
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Membrane bridging by Munc13-1 is crucial for neurotransmitter release

    Bradley Quade et al.
    Cryo-electron tomography, reconstitution, and electrophysiological data show that a fundamental function of Munc13-1 is to bridge synaptic vesicles to the presynaptic plasma membrane.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Functional synergy between the Munc13 C-terminal C1 and C2 domains

    Xiaoxia Liu et al.
    Munc13 C-terminal domains synergize to coordinate synaptic vesicle docking, priming and fusion.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The autophagy adaptor NDP52 and the FIP200 coiled-coil allosterically activate ULK1 complex membrane recruitment

    Xiaoshan Shi et al.
    Hydrogen-deuterium exchange, electron microscopy, and vesicle reconstitution show how binding of the autophagy adaptor NDP52 to the FIP200 subunit of the ULK1 complex triggers membrane binding in autophagy.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Phosphoinositides regulate force-independent interactions between talin, vinculin, and actin

    Charlotte F Kelley et al.
    In vitro reconstitution of the core focal adhesion proteins talin and vinculin with actin reveals lipid-dependent release of autoinhibition.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Membranes linked by trans-SNARE complexes require lipids prone to non-bilayer structure for progression to fusion

    Michael Zick et al.
    Lipids with a propensity to form nonbilayer structures must be present for the last step of membrane fusion to take place.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    B cells suppress medullary granulopoiesis by an extracellular glycosylation-dependent mechanism

    Eric E Irons et al.
    B cells regulate production of neutrophils by a novel mechanism by releasing ST6Gal-1, an active sialyltransferase, that suppresses granulopoiesis.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure of Escherichia coli respiratory complex I reconstituted into lipid nanodiscs reveals an uncoupled conformation

    Piotr Kolata, Rouslan G Efremov
    The dynamic structure of respiratory complex I from mesophilic bacterium is revealed and demonstrates existence of uncoupled conformations in the bacterial complex.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The LRRK2 G2019S mutation alters astrocyte-to-neuron communication via extracellular vesicles and induces neuron atrophy in a human iPSC-derived model of Parkinson’s disease

    Aurelie de Rus Jacquet et al.
    Extracellular vesicles are proposed as novel, non-cell-autonomous mediators of neuronal atrophy in Parkinson's disease.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Identification of a pre-active conformation of a pentameric channel receptor

    Anaïs Menny et al.
    Allosteric reorganizations of a bacterial channel receptor are mapped along the protein structure, using the site-directed bimane quenching fluorescence technique, through parallel real-time conformational and electrophysiological recordings.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Architecture of the ring formed by the tubulin homologue FtsZ in bacterial cell division

    Piotr Szwedziak et al.
    The architecture of the bacterial cytokinetic ring in cells and in artificial liposome reconstitutions has been described using electron microscopy, leading to a mechanism of constriction.

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