pUBLically unzipping Parkin: how phosphorylation exposes a ligase bit by bit

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Disposal of damaged mitochondria is tightly controlled by auto-inhibition mechanisms that keep the ubiquitin ligase Parkin in check. Several new structural studies provide insight into how PINK1-dependent phosphorylation of ubiquitin and Parkin may progressively relieve Parkin auto-inhibition.

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Journal EMBO Journal
Volume 34
Issue number 20
Pages 2486-2488
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