An inhibitor of KDM5 demethylases reduces survival of drug-tolerant cancer cells

May 23rd, 2016 by Maia Vinogradova

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 531 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2085

Authors: Maia Vinogradova, Victor S Gehling, Amy Gustafson, Shilpi Arora, Charles A Tindell, Catherine Wilson, Kaylyn E Williamson, Gulfem D Guler, Pranoti Gangurde, Wanda Manieri, Jennifer Busby, E Megan Flynn, Fei Lan, Hyo-jin Kim, Shobu Odate, Andrea G Cochran, Yichin Liu, Matthew Wongchenko, Yibin Yang, Tommy K Cheung, Tobias M Maile, Ted Lau, Michael Costa, Ganapati V Hegde, Erica Jackson, Robert Pitti, David Arnott, Christopher Bailey, Steve Bellon, Richard T Cummings, Brian K Albrecht, Jean-Christophe Harmange, James R Kiefer, Patrick Trojer & Marie Classon

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NSUN3 methylase initiates 5-formylcytidine biogenesis in human mitochondrial tRNAMet

May 23rd, 2016 by Saori Nakano

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 546 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2099

Authors: Saori Nakano, Takeo Suzuki, Layla Kawarada, Hiroyoshi Iwata, Kana Asano & Tsutomu Suzuki

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Structural analysis of human KDM5B guides histone demethylase inhibitor development

May 23rd, 2016 by Catrine Johansson

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 539 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2087

Authors: Catrine Johansson, Srikannathasan Velupillai, Anthony Tumber, Aleksandra Szykowska, Edward S Hookway, Radoslaw P Nowak, Claire Strain-Damerell, Carina Gileadi, Martin Philpott, Nicola Burgess-Brown, Na Wu, Jola Kopec, Andrea Nuzzi, Holger Steuber, Ursula Egner, Volker Badock, Shonagh Munro, Nicholas B LaThangue, Sue Westaway, Jack Brown, Nick Athanasou, Rab Prinjha, Paul E Brennan & Udo Oppermann

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Lighting the way

May 18th, 2016 by Nature Chemical Biology - Issue - nature.com science feeds

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 381 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2101

The innovation and optimization of optogenetic tools are providing new insights into biological and cellular processes with unparalleled spatiotemporal resolution.

Erratum: Chemoproteomic profiling of host and pathogen enzymes active in cholera

May 18th, 2016 by Stavroula K Hatzios

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 466 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio0616-466

Author: Stavroula K Hatzios, Sören Abel, Julianne Martell, Troy Hubbard, Jumpei Sasabe, Diana Munera, Lars Clark, Daniel A Bachovchin, Firdausi Qadri, Edward T Ryan, Brigid M Davis, Eranthie Weerapana & Matthew K Waldor

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Cancer metabolism: Addicted to serine

May 18th, 2016 by Christian Frezza

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 389 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2086

Author: Christian Frezza

Phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase (PHGDH) is an enzyme of serine biosynthesis overexpressed in various types of cancer. A new series of PHGDH inhibitors selectively block proliferation of PHGDH-dependent cancer cells and reveal an unexpected role of serine biosynthesis in coordinating one-carbon metabolism.

Metalloproteins: Mapping elusive electron density

May 18th, 2016 by Louis Noodleman

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 391 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2088

Author: Louis Noodleman

Iron–sulfur metalloproteins are critical for electron transfer in bacterial metabolism, but most crystal structures are insufficient for their in-depth study. Now, acquisition of an iron–sulfur protein structure at ultra-high resolution enables detailed visualization of its electron distribution.

Proteostasis: Chaperoning for hearing loss

May 18th, 2016 by Gergely L Lukacs

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 388 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2091

Author: Gergely L Lukacs

A small molecule has been identified that can mitigate the progression of an inherited form of deafness in transgenic mice by stabilizing mutant clarin-1, an essential component of a multimolecular complex of the mechanotransduction apparatus of hair cells in the inner ear.

Protein evolution: Polymerase’s new language

May 18th, 2016 by Caitlin Deane

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 387 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2094

Author: Caitlin Deane

Genomics: A Tribe for RNA

May 18th, 2016 by Grant Miura

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 387 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2092

Author: Grant Miura