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    Interactions between a subset of substrate side chains and AAA+ motor pore loops determine grip during protein unfolding

    Tristan A Bell et al.
    The AAA+ protein unfolding motor ClpX grips substrates with the uppermost part of its substrate-binding pore, and requires interactions with hydrophobic amino acid side chains to operate with optimal efficiency.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Self-capping of nucleoprotein filaments protects the Newcastle disease virus genome

    Xiyong Song et al.
    Structural and functional studies reveal how Newcastle disease virus nucleocapsid protects its viral genome through a self-capping mechanism, which is important for new antiviral drug design.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Large protein organelles form a new iron sequestration system with high storage capacity

    Tobias W Giessen et al.
    An alternative iron storage system based on a 9.6 megadalton microbial protein compartment is able to sequester and store large amounts of iron.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural insights into flagellar stator–rotor interactions

    Yunjie Chang et al.
    In situ structural analysis of bacterial flagellar motor in the Lyme disease spirochete reveals novel conformational change driven by proton motive force.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Identification of TMEM206 proteins as pore of PAORAC/ASOR acid-sensitive chloride channels

    Florian Ullrich et al.
    TMEM206 proteins are identified as constituting the pore of the widely expressed acid-activated chloride channel PAORAC/ASOR, which is important in acid toxicity.
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    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Trans-toxin ion-sensitivity of charybdotoxin-blocked potassium-channels reveals unbinding transitional states

    Hans Moldenhauer et al.
    Detection of unbinding transitional states in the charybdotoxin first-order dissociation from a Kv-channel reveals that the bound neurotoxin wobbles, suggesting diverse intermediates and dissociation pathways in this protein–protein interaction.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structures and functional characterization of murine Slc26a9 reveal mechanism of uncoupled chloride transport

    Justin D Walter et al.
    The cryo-EM structure and functional characterization of the chloride-selective ion transporter Slc26a9 defines its oligomeric architecture and transport mechanism.
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    HDX-MS reveals nucleotide-dependent, anti-correlated opening and closure of SecA and SecY channels of the bacterial translocon

    Zainab Ahdash et al.
    Hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry reveals nucleotide-driven conformational regulation of Sec protein-channel to help impose directionality for protein transport through the Sec complex.