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Bright spots in brain cells

February 2017. Witnessing the birth of a tiny RNA at brain synapses


A molecular 'gear shift' in the nervous system

February 2017. Fast cAMP modulation of neurotransmission via neuropeptide signals and vesicle loading


Carbon nanotubes mediate fusion of lipid vesicles

January 2017. Membrane-spanning carbon nanotubes can trigger spontaneous fusion of small lipid vesicles


New insights into mechanistic details of co-transcriptional riboswitch regulation

January 2017. NMR structural profiling of transcriptional intermediates reveals riboswitch regulation by metastable RNA conformations


Unusual ATP synthase found in sleeping sickness parasite

January 2017. Structure of trypanosomal ATP synthase dimer reveals a threefold pyramid arrangement of catalytic subunits


General conformational dynamics of heterodimeric ABC transporters

January 2017. Crystal structure and mechanistic basis of a functional homolog of the antigen transporter TAP


Extending the paradigm

December 2016. Coupled ATPase-adenylate kinase activity in ABC transporters


Caging of long oligonucleotides

December 2016. New photo-tether strategy provides robust and versatile tool for the light-activation of longer functional oligonucleotides


Further funding for Ub-Net

December 2016. LOEWE programme Ubiquitin Networks extended


New ubiquitin chemistry regulates life processes

December 2016. Phosphoribosylation of ubiquitin promotes serine ubiquitination and impairs conventional ubiquitination


DFG award for international marketing concept

December 2016. International marketing concept of UBAUT networks receives DFG award


SFB 1080 funding extended

November 2016. €12 million for research in the Rhine-Main area on molecular and cellular mechanisms of neural homeostasis


Structure of RNA polymerase I transcribing ribosomal DNA genes

November 2016. Structure with and without nucleic acids solved at 3.8 Å resolution by cryo-electron microscopy


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