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Volume 22 Issue 7, July 2015

Volume 22 Issue 7

The integral membrane protein stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 introduces a double bond into stearoyl-CoA during the biosynthesis of unsaturated fatty acids. Crystallographic analysis of human SCD-1 provides atomic details of the interaction with its substrate. Cover design by Erin Dewalt. (pp 581–585)

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    Two new studies reveal mechanistic insights into how neurons control the assembly of SNARE complexes and the rapid fusion of synaptic vesicles. Structural, biophysical and functional experiments are combined to elucidate the roles of two critical regulators: Munc13 and synaptotagmin.

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