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    New capsaicin analogs as molecular rulers to define the permissive conformation of the mouse TRPV1 ligand-binding pocket

    Simon Vu et al.
    Novel capsaicin analogs with conserved chemistry but varying sizes were used as molecular rulers to investigate energetics of conformational changes in the ligand-binding pocket and mechanisms of TRPV1 ligand-gating.
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    Uncovering the basis of protein-protein interaction specificity with a combinatorially complete library

    Thuy-Lan V Lite et al.
    A generalizable approach to understanding the logic of molecular recognition reveals the contributions of individual residues to the specificity of protein-protein interactions.
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    High-resolution structures of multiple 5-HT3AR-setron complexes reveal a novel mechanism of competitive inhibition

    Sandip Basak et al.
    Cryo-electron microscopic structures of 5-HT3A receptor in complex with first and second generations of clinically used setron reveal the molecular basis for their binding modes and mechanisms of inhibitory action.
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    Structural basis of ClpXP recognition and unfolding of ssrA-tagged substrates

    Xue Fei et al.
    Cryo-EM structures of the AAA+ ClpXP protease bound to an ssrA degron reveal the mechanism of substrate recognition and show how the machine transitions from recognition to translocation and unfolding.
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    Structural insight into toxin secretion by contact-dependent growth inhibition transporters

    Jeremy Guerin et al.
    Structures of CdiB outer membrane transporters reveal the channel-gating mechanism for the secretion of large bacterial toxins.