• Cylicins and male fertility

    Mutations in the genes for two cytoskeletal proteins found in sperm, Cylicin 1 and Cylicin 2, can lead to infertility in mice and humans.

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    Subpopulations of neurons in the pre-Bötzinger complex coordinate breathing with a range of physiological behaviors.

    Mariana R Melo, Alexander D Wykes ... Andrew M Allen
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  • Memory and multiple sclerosis

    A new approach to measuring visual working memory has revealed fresh insights into the origins of memory deficit in multiple sclerosis. (Photo: Pouria Motaghi CC-BY)

    Ali Motahharynia, Ahmad Pourmohammadi ... Mehdi Sanayei
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    1. Cell Biology

    Differential regulation of hair cell actin cytoskeleton mediated by SRF and MRTFB

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    In hair cells, the development and maintenance of the F-actin-enriched stereocilia and cuticular plates are differentially regulated by transcription factors SRF and MRTFB, and SRF–CNN2 is required for modulating actin dynamics of the stereocilia and cuticular plate.
    1. Neuroscience

    Multiple NTS neuron populations cumulatively suppress food intake

    Weiwei Qui, Chelsea R Hutch ... Darleen Sandoval
    1. Neuroscience

    Postsynaptic mitochondria are positioned to support functional diversity of dendritic spines

    Connon I Thomas, Melissa A Ryan ... Benjamin Scholl
    Correlated light and electron microscopy of cortical neurons reveals a local organization of mitochondria near dendritic spines with diverse functional properties.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A timeline of bacterial and archaeal diversification in the ocean

    Carolina A Martinez-Gutierrez, Josef C Uyeda, Frank O Aylward
    Phylogenomics reveals the timeline over which marine bacteria and archaea colonized the oceans and shows the geological context of their diversification.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Candida albicans exhibits heterogeneous and adaptive cytoprotective responses to antifungal compounds

    Vanessa Dumeaux, Samira Massahi ... Michael T Hallett
    Candida albicans cells respond in two distinct ways to fluconazole exposure where cells enter the Ribo-dominant state characterized by an upregulation of ribosomal-related proteins and processes, or cells enter the Stress-dominant state characterized by the upregulation of stress responses.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Down the Penrose stairs, or how selection for fewer recombination hotspots maintains their existence

    Zachary Baker, Molly Przeworski, Guy Sella
    Modeling the evolution of PRDM9 in light of recent results implicating the importance of PRDM9 binding symmetry suggests the advantage of new PRMD9 alleles is in limiting the number of binding sites used effectively rather than increasing net binding.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Pulsed ultrasound promotes secretion of anti-inflammatory extracellular vesicles from skeletal myotubes via elevation of intracellular calcium level

    Atomu Yamaguchi, Noriaki Maeshige ... Hidemi Fujino
    Ultrasound promotes release of extracellular vesicles from cultured myotubes and elicits anti-inflammatory effects on macrophages, indicating the potential of ultrasound stimulation to muscle for anti-inflammatory purposes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Modeling apical and basal tree contribution to orientation selectivity in a mouse primary visual cortex layer 2/3 pyramidal cell

    Konstantinos-Evangelos Petousakis, Ji Young Park ... Panayiota Poirazi
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    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Dynamic landscape of the intracellular termini of acid-sensing ion channel 1a

    Megan M Cullinan, Robert C Klipp ... John R Bankston
    A novel FRET approach suggests that the intracellular termini of acid-sensing ion channel 1a do not form a complex at rest requiring a new hypothesis for ASIC1a involvement in stroke.