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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    KCNE1 tunes the sensitivity of KV7.1 to polyunsaturated fatty acids by moving turret residues close to the binding site

    Johan E Larsson et al.
    An auxiliary subunit alters the effect of a family of small-molecule openers on a voltage-gated potassium channel by inducing structural re-arrangements that promote protonation of the drug molecule.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The isolated voltage sensing domain of the Shaker potassium channel forms a voltage-gated cation channel

    Juan Zhao, Rikard Blunck
    Expression of the isolated voltage sensing domain significantly alters its structural conformation as well as its gating kinetics, indicating the importance of studying the biological assembly in its entirety.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Massive palmitoylation-dependent endocytosis during reoxygenation of anoxic cardiac muscle

    Mei-Jung Lin et al.
    Reoxygenation of anoxic cardiac tissue promotes massive endocytosis that is triggered by release of coenzymeA from mitochondria, followed by palmitoylation of membrane proteins, sarcolemma vesiculation, and transfer of sarolemma vesicles to large endosomes and vacuoles.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Single-molecule fluorimetry and gating currents inspire an improved optical voltage indicator

    Jeremy S Treger et al.
    ArcLight, a popular optogenetic reporter of voltage, is studied at both single-molecule and macroscopic levels, which leads to new mechanistic understanding and to the rational design of a faster reporter.
    1. Cell Biology

    Ion channels and calcium signaling in motile cilia

    Julia F Doerner et al.
    Direct patch clamp of ependymal motile cilia reveals that voltage-gated calcium channels in the cell body dominate their electrical and calcium signaling properties.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Signaling Systems: Transferring information without distortion

    Steven S Andrews et al.
    Despite employing diverse molecular mechanisms, many different cell signaling systems avoid losing information by transmitting it in a linear manner.
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  1. Living Science: The humanity of science

    Indira M Raman
    Science can provide cures and improve health, and it can also make us more humane.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ion Channels: Exploiting natural regulation

    Catherine Proenza
    Using a short peptide to regulate the activity of HCN ion channels illustrates how physiological modulators could inspire new drugs. .
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  2. Peer Review: The pleasure of publishing

    Vivek Malhotra, Eve Marder
    When assessing manuscripts eLife editors look for a combination of rigour and insight, along with results and ideas that make other researchers think differently about their subject.
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  3. Point of View: Hidden value

    Brooke Morriswood, Oliver Hoeller
    The fact that it is difficult to evaluate and compare the outputs of individual researchers might actually be good for science.

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