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Journal Club – September 2023

Featured Articles Eren et al⁠. Structure, 2023.HIV-1 Rev is a crucial protein that plays a role in transporting specific viral mRNAs from the nucleus to the cytoplasm, which is essential for the production of viral structural proteins. As it moves between the nucleus and cytoplasm, Revcollaborates with various host proteins, leveraging the cell’s machinery for […]

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Journal Club – July 2023

Featured Articles Guo et al. and Gouveia et al. Nature Comm, June 2023 Back-to-back papers by the Polenova and Petry labs provide valuable insights into the complex processes of microtubule nucleation and cell division, highlighting the roles of TPX2 and chromosomes in these processes. In the publication authored by Changmiao Guo, researchers investigate the role

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Journal Club – June 2023

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Makaros et al. Mol. Cell. 2023
A study by Makaros et al. explores the role of C-terminal degrons in ubiquitin-independent proteasomal degradation. The study suggests that this mechanism may be crucial in coping with aberrant proteins accumulated in response to cellular stress. The conservation of C-degron-mediated degradation from bacteria to humans is also discussed, highlighting its evolutionary significance.

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Journal Club – August 2020

WAVE-Deficient Autoimmune Disorders, Wandering Monopolar Spindles, and a Guide to Selecting Cellular Actin Probes Journal Club Picks Five patients with immunodeficiency harbor mutations in the WAVE regulatory complex.Cook et al.  | Lenardo Lab  |  Science Dilution of the cell cycle inhibitor Rb in growing cells triggers cell division to maintain cell size.Zatulovskiy et al.  |

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Journal Club – July 2020

Cytoskeleton Storms, Polarized Actin Cortex, and Protein Liquids Featured Membrane-Proximal F-Actin Restricts Local Membrane Protrusions and Directs Cell Migration Bisaria et al.  |  Meyer Lab  |  ScienceGlobal F-actin concentrations are highest at the front of migrating cells where actin-based protrusions push the membrane forward. However, subpopulations of F-actin may be performing opposing functions to achieve

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Journal Club – May 2020

Spiraling Kinesins, Small Molecule Degraders, and Foldable Actin Networks Featured Kinesin-14 Motors Drive a Right-Handed Helical Motion of Antiparallel Microtubules Around Each Other Mitra et al.  |  Diez Lab  |  Nature Communications Kinesin motor proteins that simultaneously bind two microtubules aid in remodeling cytoskeletal networks by sliding microtubules along one another. Microtubules can slide together

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Journal Club – April 2020

Chromosome Bridges, DNA Webs, and Tubulin Citrullination Featured Mechanisms Generating Cancer Genome Complexity From A Single Cell Division Error Umbreit, Zhang et al.  |  Pellman Lab  |  Science Theories on the origin of cancer have historically centered on the gradual accumulation of deleterious genomic alterations over time. In recent years, however, researchers have discovered that

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Journal Club – March 2020

Special Issue: Coronaviruses and the Cytoskeleton Note from the Editor:  How does SARS-CoV-2 enter and navigate host cells? While this complex process remains elusive for a number of human betacoronaviruses, published studies on related viruses may serve as a springboard for understanding the infection and pathogenicity of the novel coronavirus underlying COVID-19.  We have distilled

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Journal Club – February 2020

Journal Club Classics, Pure GTP-Microtubules, And Cytoskeletal Radiosensitizers Featured JCB65: Cytoskeleton Journal of Cell Biology This historical cytoskeleton collection commemorating the 65th anniversary of JCB features the seminal discoveries that disrupted the fields of tubulin and actin research. View the list of classic papers here. Journal Club Picks Dynamic microtubules deform giant unilamellar vesicles in

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Journal Club – January 2020

Expert Protocols, Microtubule Branching, and the Actin Interactome Must Read Cytoskeleton Dynamics: Methods and Protocols Helder Maiato (Ed.) This Methods in Molecular Biology series outlines a range of experimental approaches for studying actin and microtubule dynamics, and is sure to be an invaluable resource to new and seasoned researchers alike. View the Table of Contents.

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