Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

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

    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.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Meta-Research: Task specialization across research careers

    Nicolas Robinson-Garcia et al.
    An analysis of author contribution statements in a large number of published papers reveals biases in the career trajectories of scientists.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    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.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Modular metabolite assembly in Caenorhabditis elegans depends on carboxylesterases and formation of lysosome-related organelles

    Henry H Le et al.
    Caenorhabditis elegans homologs of carboxylesterases that localize to intestinal organelles orchestrate the assembly of modular signaling molecules from building blocks that integrate diverse metabolic pathways.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular basis for substrate specificity of the Phactr1/PP1 phosphatase holoenzyme

    Roman O Fedoryshchak et al.
    Interaction of cofactor Phactr1 with PP1 creates a composite substrate-binding surface that defines the sequence specificity of the Phactr1/PP1 holoenzyme.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Gradual compaction of the nascent peptide during cotranslational folding on the ribosome

    Marija Liutkute et al.
    HemK NTD cotranslational folding starts within the ribosome exit tunnel upon N-terminal helix synthesis and proceeds sequentially through a series of intermediates becoming less dynamic as the nascent chain grows.

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