Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural mapping of oligomeric intermediates in an amyloid assembly pathway

    Theodoros K Karamanos et al.
    Solution NMR provides structural and kinetic information about oligomers on pathway to amyloid fibrils that are precisely structured but not cytotoxic.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Kinesin and dynein use distinct mechanisms to bypass obstacles

    Luke S Ferro et al.
    Dynein bypasses obstacles on microtubules more efficiently than single kinesin, and kinesins overcome this limitation when transporting intracellular cargos in teams.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Homology sensing via non-linear amplification of sequence-dependent pausing by RecQ helicase

    Yeonee Seol et al.
    The rate of DNA unwinding by RecQ helicases is dramatically modulated by the DNA duplex stability in a geometry-dependent manner, providing an intrinsic mechanism for suppressing illegitimate recombination.
    1. Plant Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Protein engineering expands the effector recognition profile of a rice NLR immune receptor

    Juan Carlos De la Concepcion et al.
    Structure-led protein engineering can expand the effector recognition profile of plant intracellular NLR immune receptors, providing a proof-of-principle for the development of novel disease resistance mechanisms in plants.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Calcium-driven regulation of voltage-sensing domains in BK channels

    Yenisleidy Lorenzo-Ceballos et al.
    Gating currents analysis at different Ca2+ concentrations of BK channels reveals a strong allosteric coupling between Ca2+- and voltage-sensing modules via equivalent contributions exerted by the RCK1 and RCK2 Ca2+-sites.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM analyses reveal the common mechanism and diversification in the activation of RET by different ligands

    Jie Li et al.
    Cryo-EM studies reveal structural basis for the activation, auto-inhibition and regulation of RET receptor tyrosine kinase.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ligand recognition and gating mechanism through three ligand-binding sites of human TRPM2 channel

    Yihe Huang et al.
    High-resolution structures of human TRPM2 in different functional states provided the mechanism underlying ligand recognition, channel activation and inhibition.

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