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    1. Neuroscience

    Organization of the Drosophila larval visual circuit

    Ivan Larderet et al.
    The synaptic connectome of the Drosophila larval visual circuit is the first case of a completely reconstructed visual network in a genetically fully tractable model organism.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    In vitro analysis of RQC activities provides insights into the mechanism and function of CAT tailing

    Beatriz A Osuna et al.
    Yeast extracts recapitulate a quality-control pathway dedicated to rescuing stalled ribosomes, providing unexpected insights into a noncanonical elongation reaction and the fate of incompletely synthesized proteins.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    A lncRNA fine tunes the dynamics of a cell state transition involving Lin28, let-7 and de novo DNA methylation

    Meng Amy Li et al.
    A novel lncRNA (Ephemeron) is connected to known post-transcriptional and epigenetic regulators as part of an integrated machinery, which controls the timely exit from the naïve state of mouse embryonic stem cells.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Infectious polymorphic toxins delivered by outer membrane exchange discriminate kin in myxobacteria

    Christopher N Vassallo et al.
    Serial cell-to-cell transfer of lipoprotein toxins by outer membrane exchange provides a potent platform for kin discrimination in Myxococcus xanthus.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Blockade of the LRP16-PKR-NF-κB signaling axis sensitizes colorectal carcinoma cells to DNA-damaging cytotoxic therapy

    Xiaolei Li et al.
    Leukemia-Related Protein 16 (LRP16), a member of the macro domain family, plays a crucial role in orchestrating genotoxicity-initiated NF-κB signaling in the colon and the pathophysiological relevance of NF-κB activation induced by LRP16 in colonic cell survival/recovery from extrinsic DNA damage.
    1. Plant Biology

    A lectin receptor kinase as a potential sensor for extracellular nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Chenggang Wang et al.
    Genetic and biochemical analyses demonstrate that cell-surface lectin receptors can potentially function as extracellular NAD+-binding receptors and provide direct evidence for extracellular NAD+ being a bona fide endogenous signaling molecule in plants.