FRET monitoring of a nonribosomal peptide synthetase

July 24th, 2017 by Jonas Alfermann

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 1009 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2435

Authors: Jonas Alfermann, Xun Sun, Florian Mayerthaler, Thomas E Morrell, Eva Dehling, Gerrit Volkmann, Tamiki Komatsuzaki, Haw Yang & Henning D Mootz

Toxicity and repair of DNA adducts produced by the natural product yatakemycin

July 24th, 2017 by Elwood A Mullins

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 1002 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2439

Authors: Elwood A Mullins, Rongxin Shi & Brandt F Eichman

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Antibacterials: PUMmeling RNAP

July 18th, 2017 by Terry L. Sheppard

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 817 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2446

Author: Terry L. Sheppard

Erratum: Structural and conformational determinants of macrocycle cell permeability

July 18th, 2017 by Björn Over

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 922 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio0817-922a

Author: Björn Over, Pär Matsson, Christian Tyrchan, Per Artursson, Bradley C Doak, Michael A Foley, Constanze Hilgendorf, Stephen E Johnston, Maurice D Lee, Richard J Lewis, Patrick McCarren, Giovanni Muncipinto, Ulf Norinder, Matthew W D Perry, Jeremy R Duvall & Jan Kihlberg

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Biocatalysis: Achieving aminase activity

July 18th, 2017 by Caitlin Deane

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 817 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2447

Author: Caitlin Deane

Harnessing yeast organelles for metabolic engineering

July 18th, 2017 by Sarah K Hammer

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 823 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2429

Authors: Sarah K Hammer & José L Avalos

Structural biology: Full monty of family B GPCRs

July 18th, 2017 by Thue W Schwartz

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 819 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2438

Authors: Thue W Schwartz & Thomas M Frimurer

New structures of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucagon receptors in complex with peptide and nonpeptide ligands provide a comprehensive, detailed picture of the molecular mechanisms of action of family B GPCRs. This opens the door for true structure-based drug discovery aimed at both novel orthosteric and allosteric subsites of the receptors.

Hints of hidden chemistry

July 18th, 2017 by Nature Chemical Biology - Issue - nature.com science feeds

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 815 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2449

Biosynthetic pathways harbor diverse enzyme functions, and identifying those that catalyze unusual or synthetically challenging transformations offers new routes for biocatalytic development.

Biosynthesis: Methylating mushrooms

July 18th, 2017 by Albert A Bowers

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 821 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2437

Author: Albert A Bowers

The genome of the poisonous mushroom Omphalotus olearius provides a potent new biocatalytic strategy for installing backbone N-methyl amides on ribosomally synthesized peptides. This discovery could yield new biotechnologies for drug development from peptide macrocycles.

Neurodegenerative disease: Not stuck on repeat

July 18th, 2017 by Mirella Bucci

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 817 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2444

Author: Mirella Bucci