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    Feedback control of Wnt signaling based on ultrastable histidine cluster co-aggregation between Naked/NKD and Axin

    Melissa V Gammons et al.
    An unusual molecular mechanism has been revealed based on ultrastable histidine cluster co-aggregation underlying feedback control of an ancient cell communication pathway.
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    A novel DNA primase-helicase pair encoded by SCCmec elements

    Aleksandra Bebel et al.
    SCCmec genomic islands encode a novel primase-helicase pair in which priming ability is conferred upon an A-family DNA polymerase domain by a novel protein cofactor.
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    Light-regulated allosteric switch enables temporal and subcellular control of enzyme activity

    Mark Shaaya et al.
    Light-sensitive allosteric switch module, a broadly applicable protein engineering method, is used for the regulation of protein activity with tight temporal control and spatial precision.
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    Structural insights into mRNA reading frame regulation by tRNA modification and slippery codon–anticodon pairing

    Eric D Hoffer et al.
    Chemical modifications near the tRNA anticodon and specific mRNA–tRNA pairs combine to control the ribosomal three-nucleotide mRNA reading frame, essential for the sequential addition of amino acids into polypeptide chains.
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    A physicochemical perspective of aging from single-cell analysis of pH, macromolecular and organellar crowding in yeast

    Sara N Mouton et al.
    In mitotically aging yeast cells, the cytosol acidifies, the distances between the organellar membranes decrease dramatically, but crowding on the scale of the average size protein is relatively stable.
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    POMK regulates dystroglycan function via LARGE1-mediated elongation of matriglycan

    Ameya S Walimbe et al.
    Protein O-Mannose Kinase enables Like-acetyl-glucosaminyltransferase 1 to elongate matriglycan on α-dystroglycan, thereby allowing matriglycan to function as a scaffold for extracellular matrix proteins and prevent muscular dystrophy.