Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
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    MEMO1 binds iron and modulates iron homeostasis in cancer cells

    Natalia Dolgova, Eva-Maria E Uhlemann ... Oleg Y Dmitriev
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    X-ray structure and enzymatic study of a bacterial NADPH oxidase highlight the activation mechanism of eukaryotic NOX

    Isabelle Petit-Hartlein, Annelise Vermot ... Franck Fieschi
    Detailed molecular characterization of a constitutively active bacterial NADPH oxidase (NOX) provides clues to the activation mechanism required to trigger electron transfer and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in tightly regulated eukaryotic NOX.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Guanidine production by plant homoarginine-6-hydroxylases

    Dietmar Funck, Malte Sinn ... Jörg S Hartig
    2-Oxoglutarate and Fe(II)-dependent dioxygenases from clade C23 are the major source of guanidine in plants and release guanidine from arginine or homoarginine by C5 or C6 hydroxylation, respectively.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Medicine

    Bone canonical Wnt signaling is downregulated in type 2 diabetes and associates with higher advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) content and reduced bone strength

    Giulia Leanza, Francesca Cannata ... Nicola Napoli
    In individuals with type 2 diabetes, downregulation of bone canonical Wnt signaling is linked to higher levels of advanced glycation end-products within the bone, contributing to lower bone strength.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    The Listeria monocytogenes persistence factor ClpL is a potent stand-alone disaggregase

    Valentin Bohl, Nele Merret Hollmann ... Axel Mogk
    The bacterial AAA+ chaperone ClpL recognizes aggregated proteins via multiple contacts of its unique N-terminal domain and refolds them with high efficiency providing superior heat resistance.

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