Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
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    Structure-based inhibitors of amyloid beta core suggest a common interface with tau

    Sarah L Griner et al.
    Aβ inhibitors effectively block its aggregation, while also reducing seeding of tau aggregation from Aβ, tau, and AD derived fibrils, suggesting the two share a structurally related disease relevant interface.
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    Allosteric activation of the nitric oxide receptor soluble guanylate cyclase mapped by cryo-electron microscopy

    Benjamin G Horst et al.
    The full-length structures of the mammalian nitric oxide receptor reveal the molecular activation steps and a binding site for the prototype of FDA-approved stimulators.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Enzyme Mechanisms: Wedging open a catalytic site

    Annie Beuve
    The activation mechanism of the nitric oxide receptor has been revealed by cryo-electron microscopy.
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    Amidst multiple binding orientations on fork DNA, Saccharolobus MCM helicase proceeds N-first for unwinding

    Himasha M Perera, Michael A Trakselis
    The archaeal MCM helicase can load in multiple orientations on DNA but translocation proceeds with a leading N-terminal domain, which affects double hexamer activation at origins of replication.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Near-infrared dual bioluminescence imaging in mouse models of cancer using infraluciferin

    Cassandra L Stowe et al.
    Two cellular populations can be tracked in the same small animal model using near-infrared bioluminescence imaging, for the first time opening up the window for multi-coloured bioluminescence.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The lysosomal transporter MFSD1 is essential for liver homeostasis and critically depends on its accessory subunit GLMP

    David Massa López et al.
    The so far uncharacterized lysosomal transporter protein MFSD1 is essential for liver homeostasis and needs the highly glycosylated GLMP protein as an accessory subunit for stability.

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