Metabolism: A new layer of glycolysis

July 19th, 2016 by Maria V Liberti

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 577 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2133

Authors: Maria V Liberti & Jason W Locasale

Glucose metabolism has long been thought to operate with exquisite specificity and near-optimal efficiency. New findings show, however, that two glycolytic enzymes produce minor products that inhibit other enzymes involved in central carbon metabolism unless they are further metabolized by a novel enzyme.

Biosynthesis: Metal-pilfering pathogens

July 19th, 2016 by Caitlin Deane

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 575 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2139

Author: Caitlin Deane

Corrigendum: A PHGDH inhibitor reveals coordination of serine synthesis and one-carbon unit fate

July 19th, 2016 by Michael E Pacold

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 656 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio0816-656

Author: Michael E Pacold, Kyle R Brimacombe, Sze Ham Chan, Jason M Rohde, Caroline A Lewis, Lotteke J Y M Swier, Richard Possemato, Walter W Chen, Lucas B Sullivan, Brian P Fiske, Steve Cho, Elizaveta Freinkman, Kıvanç Birsoy, Monther-Remaileh Abu, Yoav D Shaul, Chieh Min Liu, Minerva Zhou, Min Jung Koh, Haeyoon Chung, Shawn M Davidson, Alba Luengo, Amy Q Wang, Xin Xu, Adam Yasgar, Li Liu, Ganesha Rai, Kenneth D Westover, Matthew G Vander Heiden, Min Shen, Nathanael S Gray, Matthew B Boxer & David M Sabatini

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Chaperones: Speedy motion for function

July 19th, 2016 by Hagen Hofmann

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 576 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2130

Author: Hagen Hofmann

Hsp90 is an energy-consuming molecular chaperone that activates oncogenic proteins in a complicated multi-step reaction. Photoinduced electron transfer (PET) quenching experiments with a fluorescent reporter have now identified molecular transitions at multiple timescales in the chaperone cycle of Hsp90.

Antibiotics: I want a new drug

July 19th, 2016 by Joshua M. Finkelstein

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 575 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2137

Author: Joshua M. Finkelstein

Glycomics: Highlights for carbohydrates

July 19th, 2016 by Terry L. Sheppard

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 575 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2136

Author: Terry L. Sheppard

Structure and function of the bacterial decapping enzyme NudC

July 18th, 2016 by Katharina Höfer

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 730 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2132

Authors: Katharina Höfer, Sisi Li, Florian Abele, Jens Frindert, Jasmin Schlotthauer, Julia Grawenhoff, Jiamu Du, Dinshaw J Patel & Andres Jäschke

Structural analysis of Notch-regulating Rumi reveals basis for pathogenic mutations

July 18th, 2016 by Hongjun Yu

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 735 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2135

Authors: Hongjun Yu, Hideyuki Takeuchi, Megumi Takeuchi, Qun Liu, Joshua Kantharia, Robert S Haltiwanger & Huilin Li

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Targeted inhibition of oncogenic miR-21 maturation with designed RNA-binding proteins

July 18th, 2016 by Yu Chen

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 717 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2128

Authors: Yu Chen, Fan Yang, Lorena Zubovic, Tom Pavelitz, Wen Yang, Katherine Godin, Matthew Walker, Suxin Zheng, Paolo Macchi & Gabriele Varani

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Small-molecule antagonists of germination of the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica

July 18th, 2016 by Duncan Holbrook-Smith

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 724 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2129

Authors: Duncan Holbrook-Smith, Shigeo Toh, Yuichiro Tsuchiya & Peter McCourt

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