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as at 31 July 2014

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30 July 2014

New insights to the functions of PIGF, a protein involved in the ethanolamine phosphate transfer steps of glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthesis
Matthew J Stokes, Yoshiko Murakami, Yusuke Maeda, Taroh Kinoshita and Yasu S Morita


29 July 2014

Fingerprinting of hydroxyl radical-attacked polysaccharides by N-isopropyl 2-aminoacridone labelling
Robert A.m. Vreeburg, Othman B. Airianah and Stephen C. Fry


25 July 2014

Ribosomal protein S19 binding domain provides insights into hantavirus nucleocapsid protein-mediated translation initiation mechanism.
Safder S Ganaie, Absarul Haque, Erdong Cheng, Tania S Bonny, Nilshad N Salim and Mohammad A Mir


Selective induction and subcellular distribution of ACONITASE 3 reveal the importance of cytosolic citrate metabolism during lipid mobilization in Arabidopsis
Mark A Hooks, J William Allwood, Joanna KD Harrison, Joachim Kopka, Alexander Erban, Royston Goodacre and Janneke Balk


24 July 2014

Structural and functional features of Crl proteins and identification of conserved surface residues required for interaction with the RpoS/σS subunit of RNA polymerase
Paola Cavaliere, Fabienne Levi-Acobas, Claudine Mayer, Frederick A Saul, Patrick England, Patrick Weber, Bertrand Raynal, Véronique Monteil, Jacques Bellalou, Ahmed Haouz and Françoise Norel


23 July 2014

The specificity of Av3 sea anemone toxin for arthropods is determined at linker DI/SS2-S6 in the pore module of target sodium channels
Maya Gur Barzilai, Roy Kahn, Noa Regev, Dalia Gordon, Yehu Moran and Michael Gurevitz


FGF21 expression and release in muscle cells: involvement of MyoD and regulation by mitochondria-driven signalling
Francesc Ribas, Joan Villarroya, Elayne Hondares, Marta Giralt and Francesc Villarroya


22 July 2014

Enantioselective microbial synthesis of the indigenous natural product, (-)-α-bisabolol, by a sesquiterpene synthase from chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Young-Jin Son, Moonhyuk Kwon, Dae-Kyun Ro and Soo-Un Kim


21 July 2014

Plant-driven repurposing of the ancient S-adenosylmethionine repair enzyme homocysteine S-methyltransferase
Louis M T Bradbury, Michael J Ziemak, Mona Elbadawi-Sidhu, Oliver Fiehn and Andrew D Hanson


Pdx1 and USF transcription factors coordinately regulate Alx3 gene expression in pancreatic β cells
Antonio Fernández-Pérez and Mario Vallejo


17 July 2014

Conserved structure and domain organisation amongst bacterial Slc26 transporters
Emma LR Compton, Kimberly Page, Heather E Findlay, Michael Haertlein, Martine Moulin, Ulrich Zachariae, David G Norman, Frank Gabel and Arnaud Javelle


16 July 2014

The small GTPase Rap1 promotes cell movement rather than stabilizes adhesion in epithelial cells responding to insulin-like growth factor I
Marina A Guvakova, William S.Y. Lee, Dana K Furstenau, Indira Prabakaran, David C. Li, Rupert Hung and Natasha Kushnir


14 July 2014

Influence of association state and DNA-binding on the O2-reactivity of [4Fe-4S] Fumarate and Nitrate Reduction (FNR) regulator
Jason C. Crack, Melanie R. Stapleton, Jeffrey Green, Andrew J. Thomson and Nick E. Le Brun


Effects of metformin and other biguanides on oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria
Hannah R Bridges, Andrew J Y Jones, Michael N Pollak and Judy Hirst


11 July 2014

Salvage of the thiamin pyrimidine moiety by plant TenA proteins lacking an active-site cysteine
Rémi Zallot, Mohammad Yazdani, Aymeric Goyer, Michael J Ziemak, Jiahn-Chou Guan, Donald R McCarty, Valerie de Crecy-Lagard, Svetlana Gerdes, Timothy J. Garrett, Jordi Benach, John F Hunt, David K Shintani and Andrew D Hanson


A small molecule that induces reactive oxygen species via cellular glutathione depletion
Tatsuro Kawamura, Yasumitsu Kondoh, Makoto Muroi, Makoto Kawatani and Hiroyuki Osada


DNA-PKcs-interacting protein KIP binding to TRF2 is required for the maintenance of functional telomeres
Prabhat Khadka, Ji Hoon Lee, Seung Han Baek, Sue Young Oh and In Kwon Chung


9 July 2014

hnRNP K in PU.1-containing complexes recruited at the CD11b promoter: a distinct role in modulating granulocytic and monocytic differentiation of AML-derived cells
Ervin Nika, Federica Brugnoli, Manuela Piazzi, Elisabetta Lambertini, Silvia Grassilli, Alberto Bavelloni, Roberta Piva, Silvano Capitani and Valeria Bertagnolo


8 July 2014

Histamine-induced Ca2+ signaling is mediated by TRPM4 channels in human adipose-derived stem cells
Tran Doan Ngoc Tran, Olga Zolochevska, Marxa L. Figueiredo, Hai Wang, Li-Jun Yang, Jeffrey M. Gimble, Shaomian Yao and Henrique Cheng


7 July 2014

Prion-induced and spontaneous formation of transmissible toxicity in PrP transgenic Drosophila
Alana M Thackray, Ying Di, Chang Zhang, Hanna Wolf, Lydia Pradl, Ina Vorberg, Olivier Andréoletti and Raymond Bujdoso


Osteopontin O-glycosylation contributes to its phosphorylation and cell-adhesion properties
Yoshinobu Kariya, Mayumi Kanno, Kana Matsumoto-Morita, Midori Konno, Yoshiki Yamaguchi and Yasuhiro Hashimoto


4 July 2014

Kinetics of promoter escape by bacterial RNA polymerase: effects of promoter contacts and transcription bubble collapse
Je Ko and Tomasz Heyduk


cAMP ameliorates inflammation in macrophages by modulation of receptor for advanced glycation end-products
So Motoyoshi, Yasuhiko Yamamoto, Seiichi Munesue, Hirobumi Igawa, Ai Harashima, Hidehito Saito, Dong Han, Takuo Watanabe, Hiroshi Sato and Hiroshi Yamamoto


3 July 2014

Cul4A-DDB1-Rbx1 E3 ligase controls the quality of the PTS2 receptor, Pex7p
Yasuhiro Miyauchi-Nanri, Satoru Mukai, Kosuke Kuroda and Yukio Fujiki


2 July 2014

A systematic analysis reveals an essential role for high-affinity iron uptake system, haemolysin and CFEM domain-containing protein in iron homoeostasis and virulence in Candida glabrata
Vivek Kumar Srivastava, Korivi Jyothiraj Suneetha and Rupinder Kaur


Trypanosoma brucei eflornithine transporter AAT6 is a low-affinity low-selective transporter for neutral amino acids
Christoph Mathieu, Amaia González Salgado, Corina Wirdnam, Stefan Meier, Marianne Suter Grotemeyer, Ehud Inbar, Pascal Mäser, Dan Zilberstein, Erwin Sigel, Peter Bütikofer and Doris Rentsch


1 July 2014

Molecular evolution of the substrate specificity of ent-kaurene synthases to adapt to gibberellin biosynthesis in land plants
Manami Shimane, Yohei Ueno, Keiko Morisaki, Shingo Oogami, Masahiro Natsume, Ken-ichiro Hayashi, Hiroshi Nozaki and Hiroshi Kawaide


Amyloid β-peptide-dependent activation of human platelets: essential role of Ca2+ and ADP in aggregation and thrombus formation
Ilaria Canobbio, Gianni Francesco Guidetti, Barbara Oliviero, Daria Manganaro, Dina Vara, Mauro Torti and Giordano Pula


27 June 2014

Crystal structures and functional studies clarify substrate selectivity and catalytic residues for the unique orphan enzyme N-acetyl-D-mannosamine dehydrogenase
Agustín Sola-Carvajal, Fernando Gil-Ortiz, Francisco García-Carmona, Vicente Rubio and Alvaro Sánchez-Ferrer


Incorporating covalent and allosteric effects into rate equations: the case of muscle glycogen synthase
Daniel C. Palm, Johann M. Rohwer and Jan-Hendrik S. Hofmeyr


Novel high-throughput screen identifies an HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitor with a unique mechanism of action
Chih-Wei Sheen, Onur Alpturk and Nicolas Sluis-Cremer


24 June 2014

The consensus-based approach for gene/enzyme replacement therapies and crystallization strategies: the case of human alanine–glyoxylate aminotransferase
Noel Mesa-Torres, Cristina Yunta, Israel Fabelo-Rosa, Juana M. Gonzalez-Rubio, Jose M Sanchez-Ruiz, Eduardo Salido, Armando Albert and Angel L. Pey


Insights into substrate binding and catalysis in bacterial type I dehydroquinase
María Maneiro, Antonio Peón, Emilio Lence, José M. Otero, Mark J. Van Raaij, Paul Thompson, Alastair R. Hawkins and Concepción González-Bello


Multiple ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolases facilitate intracellular replication of Legionella pneumophila
Patrice Riedmaier, Fiona M Sansom, Trifina Sofian, Travis Beddoe, Ralf Schuelein, Hayley J Newton and Elizabeth L Hartland


20 June 2014

Structural insights into yeast histone chaperone Hif1: a scaffold protein recruiting protein complexes to core histones
Hejun Liu, Mengying Zhang, Wei He, Zhongliang Zhu, Maikun Teng, Yongxiang Gao and Liwen Niu


Structural and functional characterization of ochratoxinase, a novel mycotoxin-degrading enzyme
Doreen Dobritzsch, Huaming Wang, Gunter Schneider and Shukun Yu


DJ-1 interacts with RACK1 and protects neurons from oxidative-stress-induced apoptosis
Jun Ma, Rong Wu, Qiang Zhang, Junbing Wu, Jizhong Lou, Zheng Zheng, Jian-qing Ding and Zengqiang Yuan


Regulation of PKA activity by an autophosphorylation mechanism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Clara Andrea Solari, Vanesa Tudisca, Marcelo Pugliessi, Alejandro Daniel Nadra, Silvia Moreno and Paula Portela


A single element in the 3’ UTR of the apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter controls both stabilization and destabilization of mRNA
Dellys M Soler, Ayantika Ghosh, Frank Chen and Benjamin L Shneider


19 June 2014

Elucidation of the preferred routes of C8-vinyl reduction in chlorophyll and bacteriochlorophyll biosynthesis
Daniel P. Canniffe, Jack W. Chidgey and C Neil Hunter


Structures of bacterial kynurenine formamidase reveal a crowded binuclear zinc catalytic site primed to generate a potent nucleophile.
Laura Diaz Saez, Velupillai Srikannathasan, Martin Zoltner and William N Hunter


18 June 2014

The neurotoxicity of 5-S-cysteinyldopamine is mediated by the early activation of ERK1/2 followed by the subsequent activation of ASK1/JNK1/2 pro-apoptotic signalling
David Vauzour, John T. Pinto, Arthur J. L. Cooper and Jeremy P.E. Spencer


12 June 2014

Ca2+ switches the effect of PS-containing membranes on Factor Xa from activating to inhibiting: implications for initiation of blood coagulation
Tilen Koklic, Rinku Majumder and Barry R Lentz


11 June 2014

Polyproline promotes tetramerization of recombinant human butyrylcholinesterase
Marilynn A. Larson, Oksana Lockridge and Steven H. Hinrichs


Potent inhibition of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) by myeloperoxidase-dependent oxidation of epicatechins
Nina Dickerhof, Nicholas J Magon, Joel D A Tyndall, Anthony J Kettle and Mark B Hampton


9 June 2014

Complex IV deficient Surf1-/- mice initiate mitochondrial stress responses
Daniel Alan Pulliam, Sathyaseelan S. Deepa, Yuhong Liu, Shauna Hill, Ai-Ling Lin, Arunabh Bhattacharya, Yun Shi, Lauren Sloane, Carlo Viscomi, Massimo Zeviani and Holly Van Remmen


Identification of Protein Succination as a Novel Modification of Tubulin
Gerardo G Piroli, Allison M Manuel, Michael D Walla, Matthew J Jepson, Jonathan WC Brock, Mathur P Rajesh, Ross M Tanis, William E Cotham and Norma Frizzell


6 June 2014

Key elements of the RNAi pathway are regulated by hepatitis B virus replication and HBx acts as a viral suppressor of RNA silencing
Mahendran Chinnappan, Avishek Kumar Singh, Pavan Kumar Kakumani, Gautam Kumar, Sheetalnath Babasaheb Rooge, Anupama Kumari, Aditi Varshney, Archana Rastogi, Ashok Kumar Singh, Shiv Kumar Sarin, Pawan Malhotra, Sunil Kumar Mukherjee and Raj Kamal Bhatnagar


Complete pyridine-nucleotide-specific conversion of an NADH-dependent ferredoxin reductase
Akito Nishizawa, Ayaka Harada, Miki Senda, Yuka Tachihara, Daisuke Muramatsu, Shinya Kishigami, Shigemasa Mori, Keisuke Sugiyama, Toshiya Senda and Shigenobu Kimura


4 June 2014

Selenoprotein S is involved in maintenance and transport of multiprotein complexes
Anton A Turanov, Valentina A Shchedrina, Robert A Everley, Alexei V Lobanov, Sun Hee Yim, Stefano M Marino, Steven P Gygi, Dolph L Hatfield and Vadim N Gladyshev


A unique phosphorylation-dependent eIF4E assembly on 40S ribosomes co-ordinated by hepatitis C virus protein NS5A that activates internal ribosome entry site translation
Swarupa Panda, Dhiviya Vedagiri, Thangaraj Soundara Viveka and Krishnan Harinivas Harshan


3 June 2014

Recombinant form of mammalian gp91phox is active in the absence of p22phox
Aymen Ezzine, Hager Souabni, Tania Bizouarn and Laura Baciou


28 May 2014

Autophagy is required and protects against apoptosis during myoblast differentiation
Elliott M. McMillan and Joe Quadrilatero


20 May 2014

HEXIM1 plays a critical role in the inhibition of the androgen receptor by anti-androgens
I-Ju Yeh, Kyung Song, Bryan M Wittmann, Xiaodong Bai, David Danielpour and Monica M Montano


Targeted delivery of a SNARE protease to sensory neurons using a single chain antibody (scFv) against the extracellular domain of P2X3 inhibits the release of a pain mediator
Hui Ma, Jianghui Meng, Jiafu Wang, Stephen Hearty, J. Oliver Dolly and Richard O'Kennedy


14 May 2014

Archaeal MBF1 binds to 30S and 70S ribosomes via its helix–turn–helix domain
Fabian Blombach, Helene Launay, Ambrosius PL Snijders, Violeta Zorraquino, Hao Wu, Bart de Koning, Stan J.J. Brouns, Thijs Ettema, Carlo Camilloni, Andrea Cavalli, Michele Vendruscolo, Mark J Dickman, Lisa D. Cabrita, Anna La Teana, Dario Benelli, Paola Londei, John Christodoulou and John van der Oost


29 September 2008

Curcumin, a dietary polyphenol, emerges as a novel inhibitor of DNA topoisomerase I of kinetoplastid parasite Leishmania donovani
Rakhee Das, Amit Roy, Agneyo Ganguly, Neeta Datta and Hemanta K Majumder