Research Articles

Research Articles published by eLife are full-length studies that present important breakthroughs across the life sciences and biomedicine. There is no maximum length and no limits on the number of display items.

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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Lys417 acts as a molecular switch that regulates the conformation of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

    Qibin Geng, Yushun Wan ... Fang Li
    Lys417 regulates the opening and closing of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, allowing SARS-CoV-2 to maintain a delicate balance between infectiousness and evading host immune response.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Diverse evolutionary pathways challenge the use of collateral sensitivity as a strategy to suppress resistance

    Rebecca EK Mandt, Madeline R Luth ... Amanda K Lukens
    The mutational flexibility of the antimalarial target dihydroorotate dehydrogenase thwarts the use of collateral sensitivity as a strategy to suppress the evolution of resistance.
    1. Neuroscience

    Associative memory neurons of encoding multi-modal signals are recruited by neuroligin-3-mediated new synapse formation

    Yang Xu, Tian-liang Cui ... Jin-Hui Wang
    The coactivity of cortical neurons in associative learning recruits them as associative memory cells based on their synapse interconnections by neuroligin-3-mediated synapse formation, which endorses the first order and the second order of associative memory.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Avoiding false discoveries in single-cell RNA-seq by revisiting the first Alzheimer’s disease dataset

    Alan E Murphy, Nurun Fancy, Nathan Skene
    Reanalysis reveals the impact of quality control and differential analysis methods on the discovery of disease-associated genes on the first Alzheimer's disease single-nucleus RNA-seq dataset.
    1. Neuroscience

    Network-level changes in the brain underlie fear memory strength

    Josue Haubrich, Karim Nader
    Fear memory intensity modulates brain connectivity patterns, with stronger memories causing a pronounced reduction in interregional coordinated activity and isolation of the amygdala from other key regions.
    1. Neuroscience

    Zona incerta distributes a broad movement signal that modulates behavior

    Sebastian Hormigo, Ji Zhou ... Manuel Castro-Alamancos
    The zona incerta distributes a broad corollary signal of movement occurrence to its projection sites, which regulates but does not drive behavior.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Indole produced during dysbiosis mediates host–microorganism chemical communication

    Rui-Qiu Yang, Yong-Hong Chen ... Cheng-Gang Zou
    In C. elegans, neuronic TRPA-1 senses bacterial accumulation by detecting indole production to up-regulate lysozyme genes via FOXO/DAF-16 in the intestine, thereby delaying microbial dysbiosis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Medicine

    Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor activation stimulates PKA-mediated phosphorylation of Raptor and this contributes to the weight loss effect of liraglutide

    Thao DV Le, Dianxin Liu ... Julio E Ayala
    The ability of the therapeutic glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide to promote weight loss is partly dependent on signaling via PKA-dependent phosphorylation of the mTORC1 regulator protein Raptor.