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    1. Biochemistry

    Systematic proteomic analysis of LRRK2-mediated Rab GTPase phosphorylation establishes a connection to ciliogenesis

    Martin Steger et al.
    Parkinson's kinase LRRK2 phosphorylates a distinct subset of Rabs, and LRRK2-dependent phosphorylation links LRKK2 to ciliogenesis.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    Nuclear microenvironments modulate transcription from low-affinity enhancers

    Albert Tsai et al.
    Efficient transcription from low-affinity enhancers is driven by nuclear microenvironments of transcription factors.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    Cryo-EM structure of a late pre-40S ribosomal subunit from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    André Heuer et al.
    Near atomic resolution of late 40S ribosomal subunit assembly by cryo-EM reveals immature rRNA active sites stabilized by biogenesis factors.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cocaine-induced adaptation of dopamine D2S, but not D2L autoreceptors

    Brooks G Robinson et al.
    Desensitization of the D2 autoreceptor is reduced following in vivo cocaine exposure due to plasticity in the D2S and not the D2L splice variant.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    A minimally sufficient model for rib proximal-distal patterning based on genetic analysis and agent-based simulations

    Jennifer L Fogel et al.
    Specification and expansion during rib development is explained by Agent-Based Modeling while respecting the locality of decision-making that occurs as millions of cells coordinate their behavior to form and refine spatial pattern.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Investigating molecular crowding within nuclear pores using polarization-PALM

    Guo Fu et al.
    The super-resolution fluorescence microscopy approach polarization PALM (p-PALM) reveals that macromolecular crowding and inhomogeneity within nuclear pores generate a structurally and dynamically complex permeability barrier.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Plant Biology

    Control of plant cell fate transitions by transcriptional and hormonal signals

    Christophe Gaillochet et al.
    HEC transcription factors control the timing of cell fate transitions in a dynamic stem cell system, allowing plants to adapt their developmental program to diverse environments.