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. Neuroscience

    Agrin-Lrp4-Ror2 signaling regulates adult hippocampal neurogenesis in mice

    Hongsheng Zhang et al.
    Enriched environment stimulates neuron generation in the hippocampus by a novel pathway involving Agrin, Lrp4, and Ror2.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Single-cell sequencing of neonatal uterus reveals an Misr2+ endometrial progenitor indispensable for fertility

    Hatice Duygu Saatcioglu et al.
    Single-cell RNA sequencing of neonatal uterus revealed an Misr2+ endometrial stromal progenitor whose inhibition by ectopic administration of MIS caused uterine hypoplasia and infertility in adulthood.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Acetylation of BMAL1 by TIP60 controls BRD4-P-TEFb recruitment to circadian promoters

    Nikolai Petkau et al.
    Acetylation of the circadian transcription factor BMAL1 by the acetyltransferase TIP60 is crucial for recruitment of the pause release factors to clock gene promoters and productive elongation of these genes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    N-chlorination mediates protective and immunomodulatory effects of oxidized human plasma proteins

    Agnes Ulfig et al.
    N-chlorination, a reversible, oxidative modification, turns plasma proteins into holdase-like chaperones, potent activators of immune cells and pro-survival factors for phagocytic immune cells.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct ipRGC subpopulations mediate light’s acute and circadian effects on body temperature and sleep

    Alan C Rupp et al.
    Daily fluctuations versus transient perturbations in environmental light influence behavior and physiology through distinct circuits.
    1. Neuroscience

    Voluntary and involuntary contributions to perceptually guided saccadic choices resolved with millisecond precision

    Emilio Salinas et al.
    Looking away from a salient visual stimulus pits the reflexive urge to look toward it against the voluntary intention not to, and this conflict is resolved within tens of milliseconds.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Modularity, criticality, and evolvability of a developmental gene regulatory network

    Berta Verd et al.
    A new approach focusing on dynamic modularity helps overcome traditional challenges detecting modularity in complex adaptive systems.
    1. Neuroscience

    Conditional deletion of glucocorticoid receptors in rat brain results in sex-specific deficits in fear and coping behaviors

    Jessie R Scheimann et al.
    Development of a conditional glucocorticoid receptor knockdown rat model allows for high resolution anatomical, physiological and behavioral exploration into the role of glucocorticoid receptor signaling in defined cell populations.