Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

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    A robust method for measuring aminoacylation through tRNA-Seq

    Kristian Davidsen, Lucas B Sullivan
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    Dual engagement of the nucleosomal acidic patches is essential for deposition of histone H2A.Z by SWR1C

    Alexander S Baier, Nathan Gioacchini ... Craig L Peterson
    Nucleosome recognition by the SWR1C chromatin remodeling enzyme requires both nucleosomal acidic patches.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    ESAT-6 undergoes self-association at phagosomal pH and an ESAT-6-specific nanobody restricts M. tuberculosis growth in macrophages

    Timothy A Bates, Mila Trank-Greene ... Fikadu G Tafesse
    ESAT-6, a virulence factor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, dimerizes at neutral pH and transitions to oligomers under acidic pH similar to that of lysosome, helping the bacterium evade host defense mechanisms.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Targeted protein degradation systems to enhance Wnt signaling

    Parthasarathy Sampathkumar, Heekyung Jung ... Yang Li
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    A mitochondrial carrier transports glycolytic intermediates to link cytosolic and mitochondrial glycolysis in the human gut parasite Blastocystis

    Eva Pyrihová, Martin S King ... Edmund RS Kunji
    Stramenopiles are unusual, because the pay-off phase of glycolysis occurs in mitochondria rather than the cytosol and the identified mitochondrial carrier links the two parts by transporting glycolytic intermediates.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Human pannexin 1 channel is not phosphorylated by Src tyrosine kinase at Tyr199 and Tyr309

    Zheng Ruan, Junuk Lee ... Wei Lü
    A comprehensive analysis questioned the prevailing views of Src-mediated hPANX1 phosphorylation at Tyr199 and Tyr309.

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