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    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    An evolutionarily young defense metabolite influences the root growth of plants via the ancient TOR signaling pathway

    Frederikke Gro Malinovsky et al.
    Young defense metabolites are often believed to be solely outputs but evidence suggests that they can regulate ancient signaling pathways.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    The mechanism of variability in transcription start site selection

    Libing Yu et al.
    Variability in bacterial transcription start site selection involves DNA “scrunching” and “anti-scrunching,” which may represent a general mechanism for start site selection in all organisms.
    1. Neuroscience

    A selective role for ventromedial subthalamic nucleus in inhibitory control

    Benjamin Pasquereau, Robert S Turner
    Single-unit activity consistent with a selective causal role in reactive stopping or switching behaviors is found only in the most ventromedial subregion of the subthalamic nucleus.
    1. Neuroscience

    Predicting non-linear dynamics by stable local learning in a recurrent spiking neural network

    Aditya Gilra, Wulfram Gerstner
    Recurrent neuronal networks learn to predict movement in a self-supervised way using biologically plausible learning rules.
    1. Cell Biology

    Dnmt3a is an epigenetic mediator of adipose insulin resistance

    Dongjoo You et al.
    Mouse and tissue culture studies reveal that adipose DNA methyltransferase 3a mediates insulin resistance, partially through repressing the expression of FGF21.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Cell Biology

    Live-cell mapping of organelle-associated RNAs via proximity biotinylation combined with protein-RNA crosslinking

    Pornchai Kaewsapsak et al.
    Live-cell nanometer-resolution RNA labeling method enables transcriptome-wide mapping of endogenous RNAs in nuclear, cytosol, ER, and mitochondrial subcompartments.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Cell Biology

    Akt regulation of glycolysis mediates bioenergetic stability in epithelial cells

    Yin P Hung et al.
    Individual cells display heterogeneous fluctuations in metabolic activity, with amplitude and kinetics controlled by interlocking feedbacks between glycolysis and the Insulin/PI3K/Akt signaling pathway.