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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Host autophagy machinery is diverted to the pathogen interface to mediate focal defense responses against the Irish potato famine pathogen

    Yasin F Dagdas et al.
    Defense-related selective autophagy mediated by the antimicrobial autophagy cargo receptor NBR1/Joka2 is diverted to pathogen penetration sites to restrict plant colonization by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans.
    1. Neuroscience

    Proteolytic maturation of α2δ controls the probability of synaptic vesicular release

    Laurent Ferron et al.
    Proteolytic maturation of auxiliary α2δ subunits of voltage-gated calcium channels increases neuronal communication by controlling the synaptic release of neurotransmitter.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Predicting the likelihood and intensity of mosquito infection from sex specific Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte density

    John Bradley et al.
    Malaria transmission between human and mosquito depends on the number of male and female gametocytes in the blood.
    1. Neuroscience

    Depleting Trim28 in adult mice is well tolerated and reduces levels of α-synuclein and tau

    Maxime WC Rousseaux et al.
    Loss of a developmentally essential gene in adulthood is tolerated in mice, thus offering potential therapeutic options for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    G9a regulates temporal preimplantation developmental program and lineage segregation in blastocyst

    Jan J Zylicz et al.
    Loss of a maternally inherited epigenetic modifier leads to establishment of an aberrant regulatory network in preimplantation embryos, developmental delay and destabilisation of cell-fate choices.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Directional selectivity of afferent neurons in zebrafish neuromasts is regulated by Emx2 in presynaptic hair cells

    Young Rae Ji et al.
    Emx2 mediates the directional selectivity of neuromasts by regulating hair bundle orientation in hair cells, and by selecting afferent neuronal targets.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Fine-tuning of substrate preferences of the Src-family kinase Lck revealed through a high-throughput specificity screen

    Neel H Shah et al.
    A high-throughput comparison of substrate specificities of the Src-family kinases Lck and c-Src against a library of proteome-derived phosphorylation sites reveals that Lck has evolved divergent electrostatic features reflecting its involvement in T-cell signaling.
    1. Neuroscience

    Shorter cortical adaptation in dyslexia is broadly distributed in the superior temporal lobe and includes the primary auditory cortex

    Sagi Jaffe-Dax et al.
    BOLD activity throughout the cortex, including auditory cortex and associative regions, reveals that adaptation is shorter in dyslexia.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanochemical coupling and bi-phasic force-velocity dependence in the ultra-fast ring ATPase SpoIIIE

    Ninning Liu et al.
    Probing the DNA motor SpoIIIE at the single-molecule level has revealed its force-generating step, rich translocation dynamics during motor operation and a novel, bi-phasic mechanical response to opposing force.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Serine is the major residue for ADP-ribosylation upon DNA damage

    Luca Palazzo et al.
    Serine residues in proteins are the primary targets for PARP-dependent ADP-ribosylation signalling upon DNA damage.