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    Profilin and formin constitute a pacemaker system for robust actin filament growth

    Johanna Funk et al.
    Profilin release from the filament end controls the speed of actin growth at physiological conditions.
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    Protein polyglutamylation catalyzed by the bacterial calmodulin-dependent pseudokinase SidJ

    Alan Sulpizio et al.
    The pseudokinase-like Legionella effector SidJ catalyzes the glutamylation of bacterial ubiquitin ligases in a calmodulin-dependent manner.
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    2. Cell Biology

    Intracellular cholesterol trafficking is dependent upon NPC2 interaction with lysobisphosphatidic acid

    Leslie A McCauliff et al.
    Sterol kinetics and cell-based assays reveal a heretofore unknown step in cholesterol trafficking through the endolysosomal compartment, involving a direct functional interaction between NPC2 and lysosbisphosphatidic acid.
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    PPM1H phosphatase counteracts LRRK2 signaling by selectively dephosphorylating Rab proteins

    Kerryn Berndsen et al.
    PPM1H protein phosphatase dephosphorylates Rab proteins modulating LRRK2 signalling.
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    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    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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    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Exploring structural dynamics of a membrane protein by combining bioorthogonal chemistry and cysteine mutagenesis

    Kanchan Gupta et al.
    A facile method is implemented to modify membrane proteins with biophysical reporters using cysteine-independent approaches in live cells.
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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.
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    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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