Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

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    Inter-membrane association of the Sec and BAM translocons for bacterial outer-membrane biogenesis

    Sara Alvira et al.
    The protein translocation apparatus of the inner- (Sec) and outer-membrane (BAM) interact to form a trans-periplasmic super-complex capable of long-range, PMF-dependent conformational changes to facilitate efficient outer-membrane protein maturation.
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    Bacterial OTU deubiquitinases regulate substrate ubiquitination upon Legionella infection

    Donghyuk Shin et al.
    A novel class of bacterial OTU deubiquitinases provides insights on the distinct roles of bacterial deubiquitinases in host–pathogen interactions.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 viral entry upon blocking N- and O-glycan elaboration

    Qi Yang et al.
    A critical role for glycosylation on viral entry and methods to use this knowledge to reduce SARS-CoV-2 infectivity has been demonstrated.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Talin-activated vinculin interacts with branched actin networks to initiate bundles

    Rajaa Boujemaa-Paterski et al.
    At adhesion sites, talin-activated vinculin promotes interactions with the actin network that initiates bundles.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Probing the ionotropic activity of glutamate GluD2 receptor in HEK cells with genetically-engineered photopharmacology

    Damien Lemoine et al.
    A photoswitchable pore blocker was covalently attached to a cysteine-substituted glutamate delta 2 receptor, to provide optical control of its ion channel function.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    SON and SRRM2 are essential for nuclear speckle formation

    İbrahim Avşar Ilik et al.
    Re-characterization of the targets of a commonly used nuclear speckle marker unexpectedly leads to the discovery of the elusive core of the nuclear speckles.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Spatially compartmentalized phase regulation of a Ca2+-cAMP-PKA oscillatory circuit

    Brian Tenner et al.
    Nanodomain clustering of cAMP effectors represents a novel mechanism of cAMP compartmentation within an oscillatory signaling circuit.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Nanoscale Signaling: Messages across time and space

    Sascha M Kuhn, André Nadler
    Compartmentalized oscillations of second messengers affect global cellular signaling.
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    Uncovering the basis of protein-protein interaction specificity with a combinatorially complete library

    Thuy-Lan V Lite et al.
    A generalizable approach to understanding the logic of molecular recognition reveals the contributions of individual residues to the specificity of protein-protein interactions.

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