Latest research

    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    ahctf1 and kras mutations combine to amplify oncogenic stress and restrict liver overgrowth in a zebrafish model of hepatocellular carcinoma

    Kimberly J Morgan, Karen Doggett ... Joan K Heath
    ELYS, a multifunctional protein with critical roles in the cell cycle, is essential for the vigorous proliferation and survival of difficult-to-treat cancers carrying mutations in the KRAS oncogene, making it a compelling target for novel drug treatments.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Beta human papillomavirus 8E6 promotes alternative end joining

    Changkun Hu, Taylor Bugbee ... Nicholas Wallace
    Human papillomavirus type 8 E6 promotes alternative end joining by compromising non-homologous end joining and homologous recombination.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Community composition shapes microbial-specific phenotypes in a cystic fibrosis polymicrobial model system

    Fabrice Jean-Pierre, Thomas H Hampton ... George A O'Toole
    A cystic fibrosis (CF) lung microbiome-informed in vitro polymicrobial system allows for a mechanistic understanding of community-specific tolerance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to a front-line CF antimicrobial.
    1. Neuroscience

    A striatal circuit balances learned fear in the presence and absence of sensory cues

    Michael Kintscher, Olexiy Kochubey, Ralf Schneggenburger
    Direct- and indirect pathway neurons of the posterior striatum display divergent in vivo and ex vivo plasticity after fear learning, and differentially modulate defensive behaviors displayed in the presence, and absence of threat-predicting sensory cues.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Spatially resolved transcriptomics reveals pro-inflammatory fibroblast involved in lymphocyte recruitment through CXCL8 and CXCL10

    Ana J Caetano, Yushi Redhead ... Paul T Sharpe
    Integrated single-cell and spatial genomics provides the first molecular map of the human oral mucosa and reveals a novel pro-inflammatory fibroblast involved in disease progression.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Host-microbiome metabolism of a plant toxin in bees

    Erick VS Motta, Alejandra Gage ... Nancy Moran
    The bee gut microbiota contributes to the metabolism of the cyanogenic glycoside amygdalin.
    1. Cell Biology

    Competition between myosin II and βH-Spectrin regulates cytoskeletal tension

    Consuelo Ibar, Krishna Chinthalapudi ... Kenneth D. Irvine