Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The speed of GTP hydrolysis determines GTP cap size and controls microtubule stability

    Johanna Roostalu et al.
    GTPase-deficient microtubules are hyper-stable and have longer EB binding regions, demonstrating that EBs bind the GTP cap.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis for the activation of PLC-γ isozymes by phosphorylation and cancer-associated mutations

    Nicole Hajicek et al.
    The high-resolution X-ray crystal structure of PLC-γ1 reveals a unifying model for the regulation of the PLC-γ isozymes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A Fyn biosensor reveals pulsatile, spatially localized kinase activity and signaling crosstalk in live mammalian cells

    Ananya Mukherjee et al.
    Unique biosensor design and protein-engineering enables direct visualization of the active form of Fyn kinase with high specificity, minimal perturbation and shows cellular signaling to be compartmentalized and pulsatile.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A sex difference in the response of the rodent postsynaptic density to synGAP haploinsufficiency

    Tara L Mastro et al.
    Deletion of one copy of the postsynaptic density protein synGAP in rodents causes an increase in the level of the AMPA receptor auxiliary protein TARP in PSDs only in females.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    HOPS recognizes each SNARE, assembling ternary trans-complexes for rapid fusion upon engagement with the 4th SNARE

    Hongki Song et al.
    The tethering complex HOPS employs affinity for each of the 4 SNAREs to catalyze assembly of 3-SNARE intermediates, supporting an immediate burst of membrane fusion triggered by the 4th SNARE.

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