Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Distinct RanBP1 nuclear export and cargo dissociation mechanisms between fungi and animals

    Yuling Li et al.
    Animal RanBP1 nuclear export and cargo dissociation mechanisms are surprisingly different from yeast, due to mutations of critical residues, leading to greater nuclear transport efficiency and higher energy cost.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Intrinsically aggregation-prone proteins form amyloid-like aggregates and contribute to tissue aging in Caenorhabditis elegans

    Chaolie Huang et al.
    Age-dependent protein aggregation closely resembles protein aggregation associated with neurodegenerative diseases and other amyloidoses, and initiates early functional decline in different tissues.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Evidence for DNA-mediated nuclear compartmentalization distinct from phase separation

    David Trombley McSwiggen et al.
    Transient DNA interactions by DNA-binding proteins are utilized by herpes simple virus as an alternative route to generate membraneless compartments in the nucleus without invoking phase separation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The Cas4-Cas1-Cas2 complex mediates precise prespacer processing during CRISPR adaptation

    Hayun Lee et al.
    During CRISPR adaptation, Cas4 forms a ternary complex with the Cas1-Cas2 spacer integration complex, an interaction that coordinates substrate hand-off following precise, PAM-dependent prespacer processing prior to integration.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Microsecond sub-domain motions and the folding and misfolding of the mouse prion protein

    Rama Reddy Goluguri et al.
    Native state dynamics of mouse prion protein were measured, and these motions were shown to be having a role in initiation of aggregation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Tight bending of the Ndc80 complex provides intrinsic regulation of its binding to microtubules

    Emily Anne Scarborough et al.
    Flexibility of Ndc80 provides an inherent mode of regulation for the conserved kinetochore complex, unique from well-studied phospho-regulation.

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