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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Micronuclei-based model system reveals functional consequences of chromothripsis in human cells

    Maja Kneissig et al.
    A method to generate human cells with massive chromosomal aberrations on a specific chromosome allows analysis of their consequences.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Extraction of active RhoGTPases by RhoGDI regulates spatiotemporal patterning of RhoGTPases

    Adriana E Golding et al.
    Through visualization of directly-labeled RhoGTPase both in vitro and in vivo, RhoGDI is found to spatiotemporally regulate RhoGTPase activity through the extraction of active RhoGTPase.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Asymmetrical diversification of the receptor-ligand interaction controlling self-incompatibility in Arabidopsis

    Maxime Chantreau et al.
    In-planta ancestral protein resurrection of the female determinant of self-incompatibility specificity in Arabidopsis halleri demonstrates that two allelic variants currently segregating as distinct receptor-ligand combinations diverged through an asymmetrical process.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Improving drug discovery using image-based multiparametric analysis of the epigenetic landscape

    Chen Farhy et al.
    A novel phenotypic screening platform based on immunofluorescent imaging of histone modifications enables accurate identification of cell fates and environmental perturbations.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    A tissue-like platform for studying engineered quiescent human T-cells’ interactions with dendritic cells

    Enas Abu-Shah et al.
    The use of advanced 3D culture systems with engineered quiescent human T-cells, mimicking in vivo cellular dynamics, paves the way to a new era of much needed pre-clinical research tools.
    1. Neuroscience

    Calretinin positive neurons form an excitatory amplifier network in the spinal cord dorsal horn

    Kelly M Smith et al.
    A signal amplifier network that transmits mechanical pain is delineated through characterising an excitatory interneuron population in the spinal cord dorsal horn and defining the postsynaptic populations they regulate.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Straightjacket/α2δ3 deregulation is associated with cardiac conduction defects in myotonic dystrophy type 1

    Emilie Auxerre-Plantié et al.
    Drosophila DM1 models suggest that elevated cardiac expression of straightjacket/α2δ3, a regulatory subunit of voltage-gated calcium channel, contributes to cardiac conduction defects in DM1.