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    Structural insights into mRNA reading frame regulation by tRNA modification and slippery codon–anticodon pairing

    Eric D Hoffer et al.
    Chemical modifications near the tRNA anticodon and specific mRNA–tRNA pairs combine to control the ribosomal three-nucleotide mRNA reading frame, essential for the sequential addition of amino acids into polypeptide chains.
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    A physicochemical perspective of aging from single-cell analysis of pH, macromolecular and organellar crowding in yeast

    Sara N Mouton et al.
    In mitotically aging yeast cells, the cytosol acidifies, the distances between the organellar membranes decrease dramatically, but crowding on the scale of the average size protein is relatively stable.
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    POMK regulates dystroglycan function via LARGE1-mediated elongation of matriglycan

    Ameya S Walimbe et al.
    Protein O-Mannose Kinase enables Like-acetyl-glucosaminyltransferase 1 to elongate matriglycan on α-dystroglycan, thereby allowing matriglycan to function as a scaffold for extracellular matrix proteins and prevent muscular dystrophy.
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    Genome-wide effects of the antimicrobial peptide apidaecin on translation termination in bacteria

    Kyle Mangano et al.
    Inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis by an antimicrobial peptide apidaecin triggers translation arrest at the stop codons, ribosome queuing and pervasive stop codon readthrough.
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    Breakage of the oligomeric CaMKII hub by the regulatory segment of the kinase

    Deepti Karandur et al.
    Activation and autophosphorylation of CaMKII releases the regulatory segment, which can then bind to and destabilize the hub assembly by trapping large fluctuations in the hub architecture.
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    Serine phosphorylation regulates the P-type potassium pump KdpFABC

    Marie E Sweet et al.
    Phosphorylation of a highly conserved serine residue is a physiological response of Escerichia coli to environmental potassium levels that inhibits transport by KdpFABC to maintain cellular homeostasis.