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    The role of scaffold reshaping and disassembly in dynamin driven membrane fission

    Martina Pannuzzo et al.
    Computational modeling of a dynamin-constricted membrane neck can rank proposed shape changes of the helical scaffold in terms of their fission aptitude and elucidate the associated pathways.
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    Multiple factors maintain assembled trans-SNARE complexes in the presence of NSF and αSNAP

    Eric A Prinslow et al.
    Biophysical analyses indicate that Munc18-1, Munc13-1, synaptotagmin-1 and complexin-1 maintain assembled trans-SNARE complexes in the presence of NSF-alphaSNAP, suggesting that they form part of the primed state of synaptic vesicles.
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    The ULK1-FBXW5-SEC23B nexus controls autophagy

    Yeon-Tae Jeong et al.
    The control of SEC23B degradation by SCFFBXW5 and ULK1 regulates the autophagy.
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    Autophagy: COPII vesicles and the expansion of the phagophore

    Catherine Rabouille
    A new study has identified the proteins that adapt COPII vesicles to the needs of starving cells.
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    Mitochondrial fusion supports increased oxidative phosphorylation during cell proliferation

    Cong-Hui Yao et al.
    In addition to increasing glycolysis, some proliferating cells exhibiting the Warburg effect also increase oxidative phosphorylation through mitochondrial fusion.
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    A liquid-like organelle at the root of motile ciliopathy

    Ryan L Huizar et al.
    DynAPs reveal that biological phase separation provides the organizing principle for the complex process of dynein motor assembly in cells with motile cilia.
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    FGF21 trafficking in intact human cells revealed by cryo-electron tomography with gold nanoparticles

    Maia Azubel et al.
    Specific attachment of molecularly defined gold nanoparticles enables precise localization, critical for structural studies in vivo, of proteins of unknown structure within the cellular milieu by cryo-electron tomography.
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    Cumulative mitochondrial activity correlates with ototoxin susceptibility in zebrafish mechanosensory hair cells

    Sarah B Pickett et al.
    The history of mitochondrial activity predicts whether zebrafish mechanosensory hair cells live or die after toxic drug exposure.
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    Mechanical force regulates tendon extracellular matrix organization and tenocyte morphogenesis through TGFbeta signaling

    Arul Subramanian et al.
    Perturbation of mechanical force at muscle attachments and its effects on tendon morphogenesis provides insights into the mechanisms underlying cellular responses to tensional force and resulting extracellular matrix production.