Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
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    iTAP, a novel iRhom interactor, controls TNF secretion by policing the stability of iRhom/TACE

    Ioanna Oikonomidi et al.
    Secretion of the inflammatory cytokine TNF requires a protein called iTAP/FrmD8, which controls the cell surface stability of the TNF shedding machinery, iRhom2 and TACE/ADAM17.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    FRMD8 promotes inflammatory and growth factor signalling by stabilising the iRhom/ADAM17 sheddase complex

    Ulrike Künzel et al.
    The protein FRMD8 binds to iRhom and thereby stabilises the iRhom/ADAM17 complex, which is the primary trigger of inflammatory signalling.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Measuring ligand efficacy at the mu-opioid receptor using a conformational biosensor

    Kathryn E Livingston et al.
    Opioid drug efficacy and allosteric modulation is measured using an active state sensor of the mu-opioid receptor.
    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. Neuroscience

    Inert and seed-competent tau monomers suggest structural origins of aggregation

    Hilda Mirbaha et al.
    Tau protein exists as two conformational ensembles, one inert, and another that has intrinsic properties of self-association, triggers seeding in cells and in vitro, and is associated with Alzheimer's disease.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Single-color, ratiometric biosensors for detecting signaling activities in live cells

    Brian L Ross et al.
    A novel panel of homoFRET biosensors that detect kinase and second messenger activity, called FLAREs, enables multiparameter imaging of signaling activities within a single live cell with a quantitative and ratiometric readout.

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