Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    ARL3 activation requires the co-GEF BART and effector-mediated turnover

    Yasmin ElMaghloob et al.
    BART is a co-GEF for ARL3 and maintains the active ARL3-GTP until it is recycled by ARL3 effectors.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Molecular basis for the adaptive evolution of environment-sensing by H-NS proteins

    Xiaochuan Zhao et al.
    Combining in silico and experimental approaches to identify and understand the residue changes in the H-NS protein that allowed bacteria to adapt environment-sensing to different habitats.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structure of dual BON-domain protein DolP identifies phospholipid binding as a new mechanism for protein localisation

    Jack Alfred Bryant et al.
    Analysis of the E. coli protein DolP reveals the first dual BON-domain structure and identifies phospholipid binding as a new mechanism for protein localisation to the outer membrane division site.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A molecular mechanism for LINC complex branching by structurally diverse SUN-KASH 6:6 assemblies

    Manickam Gurusaran, Owen Richard Davies
    The LINC complex has a core 6:6 structure in which KASH-binding induces head-to-head interactions between SUN trimers, suggesting force transduction between cytoskeletal and nuclear components through branched LINC complex networks.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Fine interaction profiling of VemP and mechanisms responsible for its translocation-coupled arrest-cancelation

    Ryoji Miyazaki et al.
    Time-resolved and site-directed in vivo photo-crosslinking analysis of VemP allows identification of both cis- and trans-elements required for its regulated arrest-cancelation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Therapeutic genetic variation revealed in diverse Hsp104 homologs

    Zachary M March et al.
    Exploring natural Hsp104 variation reveals unexpected tuning of a passive activity that inhibits aggregation of specific substrates to selectively counter TDP-43 or alpha-synuclein proteotoxicity connected to neurodegenerative disease.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanistic insights into volatile anesthetic modulation of K2P channels

    Aboubacar Wague et al.
    The volatile anesthetic isoflurane directly binds to the transmembrane domains of the TREK1 channel to allosterically modulate its function.

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