Oxidation increases the strength of the methionine-aromatic interaction

August 22nd, 2016 by Andrew K Lewis

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 860 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2159

Authors: Andrew K Lewis, Katie M Dunleavy, Tiffany L Senkow, Cheng Her, Benjamin T Horn, Mark A Jersett, Ryan Mahling, Megan R McCarthy, Gabriella T Perell, Christopher C Valley, Christine B Karim, Jiali Gao, William C K Pomerantz, David D Thomas, Alessandro Cembran, Anne Hinderliter & Jonathan N Sachs

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Insights into newly discovered marks and readers of epigenetic information

August 18th, 2016 by Forest H Andrews

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 662 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2149

Authors: Forest H Andrews, Brian D Strahl & Tatiana G Kutateladze

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Innate immunity: A sweet switch

August 18th, 2016 by Terry L. Sheppard

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 657 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2162

Author: Terry L. Sheppard

Target validation: Switching domains

August 18th, 2016 by Alessio Ciulli

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 659 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2154

Author: Alessio Ciulli

Chemical probes and drugs often bind to functional domains on disease-relevant proteins. A study suggests a chemical genetic approach to establish on-target effects by swapping the targeted domain, affording resistance to pharmacological inhibition while retaining functionality.

Chemical synthesis: Linking up lysines

August 18th, 2016 by Caitlin Deane

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 657 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2163

Author: Caitlin Deane

Small-Molecule inhibitors: Weed-control measures

August 18th, 2016 by Koichi Yoneyama

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 658 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2155

Author: Koichi Yoneyama

A high-throughput screen in the model plant Arabidopsis unveils leads for potential agents to combat Striga, a devastating root parasitic weed that affects food crops in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Gut microbiome: Branching into metabolic disease

August 18th, 2016 by Mirella Bucci

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 657 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2164

Author: Mirella Bucci

Structural biology: HDAC6 finally crystal clear

August 18th, 2016 by Yanli Liu

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 660 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2158

Authors: Yanli Liu, Li Li & Jinrong Min

Crystal structures of both catalytic domains of HDAC6 provide insights into the mechanisms of deacetylation for their specific substrates and a structural basis for understanding selective inhibition of HDAC6.

Plant biology: Shoot for the top

August 18th, 2016 by Grant Miura

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 657 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2161

Author: Grant Miura

Cellularly active N-hydroxyurea FEN1 inhibitors block substrate entry to the active site

August 15th, 2016 by Jack C Exell

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 815 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2148

Authors: Jack C Exell, Mark J Thompson, L David Finger, Steven J Shaw, Judit Debreczeni, Thomas A Ward, Claire McWhirter, Catrine L B Siöberg, Daniel Martinez Molina, W Mark Abbott, Clifford D Jones, J Willem M Nissink, Stephen T Durant & Jane A Grasby

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