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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    Cysteine dioxygenase 1 is a metabolic liability for non-small cell lung cancer

    Yun Pyo Kang et al.
    By increasing intracellular cysteine levels, NRF2 engages a tumor suppressive metabolic pathway mediated by cysteine dioxygenase 1.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ion counting demonstrates a high electrostatic field generated by the nucleosome

    Magdalena Gebala et al.
    First experimental studies on the ion atmosphere around a nucleosome provide a quantitative analysis of the molecule's electrostatic properties.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Replication Study: Wnt activity defines colon cancer stem cells and is regulated by the microenvironment

    Anthony Essex et al.
    Editors' Summary: This Replication Study has reproduced important parts of the original paper.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Silencing cryptic specialized metabolism in Streptomyces by the nucleoid-associated protein Lsr2

    Emma J Gehrke et al.
    In Streptomyces, the nucleoid-associated protein Lsr2 functions as a xenogenic silencer of foreign genes, and as a metabolic gatekeeper, repressing expression of both cryptic and well-studied specialized metabolic biosynthetic clusters.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    HIV-1 integrase tetramers are the antiviral target of pyridine-based allosteric integrase inhibitors

    Pratibha C Koneru et al.
    Pyridine-based allosteric inhibitors selectively target HIV-1 integrase tetramers and exhibit enhanced antiviral activity against a dolutegravir resistant mutant virus indicating potential clinical benefits for combining these two classes of inhibitors.
    1. Neuroscience

    Slow presynaptic mechanisms that mediate adaptation in the olfactory pathway of Drosophila

    Carlotta Martelli, André Fiala
    Slow presynaptic depression in olfactory receptor neurons rescales combinatorial odor representations in postsynaptic neurons and mediates the encoding of stimulus mean and variance.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Cretaceous dinosaur bone contains recent organic material and provides an environment conducive to microbial communities

    Evan T Saitta et al.
    Subterranean fossil bone hosts a living microbiome different from the surrounding sediment without evidence of original protein preservation.