• NOD2

How bacterial invaders are sensed in the gut

25 October 2019|0 Comments

A new paper in the latest issue of Science describes how the bacterial-sensing proteins, NOD1/2, are recruited to the membranes of our gut cells for them to function to initiate a proper immune response. This involves the addition of a lipid, palmitoyl, to NOD1/2 by the palmitoyl-transferase ZDHHC5. Importantly variants of NOD2 that are associated […]

  • BandC

Red Cell Anion Exchanger Makes the Cover of Biophysical Journal

1 October 2019|0 Comments

Dario De Vecchis, a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Antreas Kalli at Leeds, University, in a collaborative project with Reinhart Reithmeier used molecular dynamics simulations to build the first atomic scale model of the red cell anion exchanger in a complex lipid bilayer that mimics the native membrane. This work appeared in the […]

  • Pai

Pai lab visualize the inner workings of an enzyme

27 September 2019|0 Comments

Researchers from the Emil Pai Lab in collaboration with the Miller Lab (Depts. of Chemistry and Physics, University of Toronto) have pieced together a time-lapse movie revealing all the major steps during the catalytic cycle of an enzyme. This study, published in Science, is the most detailed depiction of such a process to date.

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  • Caprin FMRP

Enzymatic Activity Regulated by Phase Separation

24 August 2019|0 Comments

In the latest issue of Science the Forman-Kay lab demonstrate that as proteins transition from the bulk solution to a phase separated condensate in a test tube, this regulates their ability to affect translation and deadenylation in the same manner observed in the cell. Partitioning of components of the translational machinery away from the mRNA […]

  • Organizers_2019

The inaugural Proteostasis Researchers in Canada (PRinCE) symposium

3 July 2019|0 Comments

The Proteostasis Researchers in Canada (PRinCE) inaugural meeting was held at the University of Toronto on June 10-11, 2019. The aim of this first symposium was to establish a network of researchers working in the field of protein homeostasis in Canada and to promote collaborations between labs working on topics relevant to proteostasis. These include […]