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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A conserved Mcm4 motif is required for Mcm2-7 double-hexamer formation and origin DNA unwinding

    Kanokwan Champasa et al.
    Analysis of an essential motif in Mcm4 provides insights into replicative helicase double-hexamer formation and the first step requiring this intermediate during replication initiation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A potent voltage-gated calcium channel inhibitor engineered from a nanobody targeted to auxiliary CaVβ subunits

    Travis J Morgenstern et al.
    A novel engineered protein that uncouples electrical signals from downstream biological responses in excitable cells provides a unique investigative tool with potential therapeutic applications.
    1. Neuroscience

    Spinal V2b neurons reveal a role for ipsilateral inhibition in speed control

    Rebecca A Callahan et al.
    Two anatomically and genetically distinct subtypes of spinal V2b neurons provide inhibition onto motor circuits and serve as a brake on locomotor speed.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    USP49 potently stabilizes APOBEC3G protein by removing ubiquitin and inhibits HIV-1 replication

    Ting Pan et al.
    USP49 can increase A3G protein expression and enhance its anti-HIV-1 activity, which is also correlated with hypermutations and affects the HIV-1 latent reservoir.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Self-organised segregation of bacterial chromosomal origins

    Andreas Hofmann et al.
    The self-organising condensin MukBEF positions chromosomal origins in Escherichia coli..
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The CUL5 ubiquitin ligase complex mediates resistance to CDK9 and MCL1 inhibitors in lung cancer cells

    Shaheen Kabir et al.
    Targeting the CRL5 ubiquitin ligase complex in combination with CDK9 or MCL1 inhibition could combat innate and acquired resistance of cancer cells to MCL1-targeting therapeutics.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    TERRA regulate the transcriptional landscape of pluripotent cells through TRF1-dependent recruitment of PRC2

    Rosa María Marión et al.
    Telomeric TRF1 controls the transcriptional programmes of pluripotent stem cells by recruiting PRC2 to pluripotency and differentiation genes by controlling the expression of those gene sites and the binding of TERRA RNAs to them.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mucosal infection rewires TNFɑ signaling dynamics to skew susceptibility to recurrence

    Lu Yu et al.
    Polarizing susceptibilities to recurrent bladder infection are shaped by a duality in TNFɑ-mediated inflammation dynamics upon challenge infection that is dictated by the outcome of the initial infection.