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Researchers in Utrecht have found a new way to observe membraneless compartments at an unprecedented level of resolution. The existence of these so called biomolecular condensates in the cell contradicts every textbook on the subject.

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A cobalt cage for proteins

A new paramagnetic probe has been synthesized and applied to proteins. The probe consists of a cobalt or manganese ion packed in a cage that can be linked to specific sites on a protein via two arms to make it very rigid.

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Genetics does not tell the whole story. Epigenetics play crucial roles

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Shifts in the selectivity filter dynamics cause modal gating in K+ channels

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Researchers at Utrecht University have gained new insights into the stucture and function of a protein complex that maintains the outer membrane of a bacteria.

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Researchers at Utrecht University have developed a widely applicable method to obtain insight into the interactions between proteins and chromatin at the atomic level.

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For the first time, researchers have been able to observe the mode of action of a promising class of alternative antibiotics directly in bacterial cellular membranes.

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Membrane proteins are the gatekeepers of biological cells and control a great variety of tasks that are essential for cellular homeostasis, and they are involved in virtually any signalling cascade.

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Arenium ion betrapt

Utrecht chemists prove Nobel Prize Winner Olah correct

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