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    Viral GPCR US28 can signal in response to chemokine agonists of nearly unlimited structural degeneracy

    Timothy F Miles et al.
    Numerous chemokine variants bearing no sequence resemblance elicit similar signaling behavior from the viral GPCR US28, suggesting a mechanism for receptor activation that accommodates extensive ligand degeneracy.
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    A label-free approach to detect ligand binding to cell surface proteins in real time

    Verena Burtscher et al.
    Binding of a charged small molecule to a membrane protein changes the amplitude of the apparent membrane capacitance by changing the charge density at the surfaces of the membrane.
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    Electrophysiology: Leading the charge

    Andrew JR Plested
    A simple label-free method uses the electrical properties of cells to detect how ligands bind to membrane proteins.
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    Oligomerization of a molecular chaperone modulates its activity

    Tomohide Saio et al.
    A combined NMR and kinetic study demonstrates how the dynamic transition of a molecular chaperone between different oligomerization states can modulate its activity by altering the binding kinetics and energetics of non-native proteins.
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    High-quality ultrastructural preservation using cryofixation for 3D electron microscopy of genetically labeled tissues

    Tin Ki Tsang et al.
    A broadly applicable method that faithfully preserves genetically labeled cellular structures for 3D electron microscopy (EM) and correlated light and electron microscopy (CLEM).