Research Advances

A Research Advance is a short article that allows either the authors of an eLife paper or other researchers to publish new results that build on the original research paper in an important way.

Latest articles

    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Multiplex CRISPR/Cas screen in regenerating haploid limbs of chimeric Axolotls

    Lucas D Sanor et al.
    A novel CRISPR-based genetic screen of candidate regeneration genes in haploid axolotl limbs reveals two genes required for proper regeneration.
    1. Neuroscience

    Homeostatic regulation of perisynaptic matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) activity in the amblyopic visual cortex

    Sachiko Murase et al.
    Dark exposure lowers the MMP9 activation threshold, and subsequent light stimulation to an amblyopic eye is sufficient to induce proteolysis at thalamo-cortical synapses in deprived mouse visual cortex.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Two new polymorphic structures of human full-length alpha-synuclein fibrils solved by cryo-electron microscopy

    Ricardo Guerrero-Ferreira et al.
    Two new polymorphic structures of recombinant human alpha-synuclein fibrils show striking differences to previous structures, while familial PD mutation sites remain crucial for protofilament interaction and fibril stability.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The Fml1-MHF complex suppresses inter-fork strand annealing in fission yeast

    Io Nam Wong et al.
    Genomic deletions formed from inter-fork strand annealing associated with a collapsed replication fork are suppressed by the FANCM-related DNA helicase Fml1 in conjunction with its partner proteins Mhf1 and Mhf2.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    A genome-wide view of the de-differentiation of central nervous system endothelial cells in culture

    Mark F Sabbagh, Jeremy Nathans
    In vitro culture of brain endothelial cells leads to a rapid loss of the blood-brain barrier transcriptional and accessible chromatin landscapes that is resistant to the effects of beta-catenin stabilization.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Exchange of water for sterol underlies sterol egress from a StARkin domain

    George Khelashvili et al.
    The capture and export of a hydrophobic sterol molecule from the binding pocket of a Lam/GramD1 sterol-binding protein is unexpectedly mediated by water.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Differential impact of self and environmental antigens on the ontogeny and maintenance of CD4+ T cell memory

    Thea Hogan et al.
    Comparing mice in clean and dirty environments reveals that environment drives initial establishment and size of T cell memory compartments, but not their maintenance in adults.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Chromatin-bound CRM1 recruits SET-Nup214 and NPM1c onto HOX clusters causing aberrant HOX expression in leukemia cells

    Masahiro Oka et al.
    A key molecule that connects leukemogenic proteins to aberrant HOX gene regulation turned out to be a nuclear export factor, CRM1.