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A part of the HIV virus called the capsid protein, acting like a key, binds to Nup358, a protein on the nuclear pore complex, unlocking the gateway and granting the virus access to the DNA.
Among specific topics are mechanisms of membrane curvature sensing, the assembly of bacterial inner membrane proteins, applying mass spectrometry to lipids and membranes, the biochemistry of mobile zinc and nitric oxide revealed by fluorescent sensors, DNA replicases from a bacterial perspectives, the structure of the nuclear pore complex, glycan microarrays for decoding the glycome, and mitochondrial tRNA import and its consequences for mitochondrial translation.
With the recent determination of the 3-dimensional structure of the nuclear pore complex, the mechanisms of nuclear transport have become more apparent.