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    A robust method for particulate detection of a genetic tag for 3D electron microscopy

    James Rae et al.
    Development of a new system for gold particle detection of a genetic tag for electron microscopy.
    1. Cell Biology

    SARS-CoV-2 requires cholesterol for viral entry and pathological syncytia formation

    David W Sanders et al.
    A high-throughput microscopy screen for drugs that modulate SARS-CoV-2 spike-mediated membrane fusion identifies an essential role for cholesterol in both virus entry and syncytia formation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Coordination between nucleotide excision repair and specialized polymerase DnaE2 action enables DNA damage survival in non-replicating bacteria

    Asha Mary Joseph et al.
    Live-cell imaging shows that replication-independent specialized polymerase action is a consequence of lesion processing via NER and impacts cellular survival under stress outside replicative phases of the cell cycle.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Membrane binding controls ordered self-assembly of animal septins

    Agata Szuba et al.
    Nanoscaleimaging reveals that animal septins form dense filamentous networks on biomimeticlipid membranes, explaining how septins may regulate cell surface rigidity.
    1. Cell Biology

    Adiponectin preserves metabolic fitness during aging

    Na Li et al.
    Adiponectin is an essential regulator for healthspan and is indispensable for sustaining a normal lifespan.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    CM1-driven assembly and activation of yeast γ-tubulin small complex underlies microtubule nucleation

    Axel F Brilot et al.
    Cryo-EM structures reveal that the conserved CM1 motif drives γTuRC assembly by bridging adjacent γTuSC.

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    Utrecht University, Netherlands
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    California Institute of Technology, United States
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    The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Spain
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