Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

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    Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) regulates the circadian clock

    Andrea Brenna et al.
    Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 regulates the circadian clock involving phosphorylation of the PER2 protein.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Formation of a β-barrel membrane protein is catalyzed by the interior surface of the assembly machine protein BamA

    James Lee et al.
    Outer membrane β-barrel proteins in Gram-negative bacteria are assembled within the lumen of the BamA β-barrel.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Deamidation disrupts native and transient contacts to weaken the interaction between UBC13 and RING-finger E3 ligases

    Priyesh Mohanty et al.
    Post-translational modifications regulate transient protein-protein interactions to disrupt Ubiquitin enzyme/ligase complexes, a strategy used by Shigella to inactivate the host immune response.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Non-enzymatic primer extension with strand displacement

    Lijun Zhou et al.
    Relying on RNA fragments derived from degradation or partial template copying, non-enzymatic primer extension with strand displacement offers a novel and prebiotically plausible approach to RNA self-replication.

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