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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Medicine

    The half-life of the bone-derived hormone osteocalcin is regulated through O-glycosylation in mice, but not in humans

    Omar Al Rifai et al.
    In mice, but not in humans, the bone-derived hormone osteocalcin is O-glycosylated, a post-translational modification controlling its half-life in vivo.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Ral GTPases promote breast cancer metastasis by controlling biogenesis and organ targeting of exosomes

    Shima Ghoroghi et al.
    A combination of animal models reveal how the molecular mechanisms of exosome secretion (RalA/B-dependent) are linked to their cargo content and their function in breast cancer pre-metastatic niche formation.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Reciprocal interaction between mesenchymal stem cells and transit amplifying cells regulates tissue homeostasis

    Junjun Jing et al.
    The molecular regulatory mechanisms that control the interaction between mesenchymal stem cells and transit amplifying cells to maintain tissue homeostasis.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Universal and taxon-specific trends in protein sequences as a function of age

    Jennifer E James et al.
    Ancient protein domains remain shaped by amino acid availability during early life, while young animal proteins are shaped by a need for high intrinsic structural disorder.
    1. Neuroscience

    Subcellular sequencing of single neurons reveals the dendritic transcriptome of GABAergic interneurons

    Julio D Perez et al.
    Single somata and dendrites of individual rat neurons were laser-captured and sequenced to discover and compare the subcellular transcriptomes, identifying over 4000 mRNAs in GABAergic dendrites.