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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    3. Cell Biology
    Plasma membrane going around a banner with two different kinases and one affecting the nucleus/cell cycle. Phosphates are dotted in the background

    Special Issue: Allosteric Regulation of Kinase Activity

    Edited by Volker Dötsch et al.
    Our latest Special Issue brings together research on the allosteric regulation of kinase activity.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Special Issue: Allosteric regulation of kinase activity

    Amy H Andreotti, Volker Dötsch
    The articles in this special issue highlight how modern cellular, biochemical, biophysical and computational techniques are allowing deeper and more detailed studies of allosteric kinase regulation.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Decision Making: Unraveling the enigmatic role of the subthalamic nucleus

    Qianli Yang
    Subpopulations of neurons in the subthalamic nucleus have distinct activity patterns that relate to the three hypotheses of the Drift Diffusion Model.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Connectomes: Mapping the fly nerve cord

    Anna Seggewisse, Michael Winding
    The first neuronal wiring diagram of an insect nerve cord, which includes biological information on cell type and organisation, enables further investigation into premotor circuit function.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Tardigrades: Surviving extreme radiation

    Chaitra Shree Udugere Shivakumara Swamy, Thomas C Boothby
    Tiny animals known as tardigrades use a combination of DNA repair machinery and a novel protein to mend their genome after intense ionizing radiation.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Cell Migration: Pump up the volume

    Qin Ni, Sean X Sun
    An influx of water molecules can help immune cells called neutrophils to move to where they are needed in the body.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Viral Variants: How mutations affect function

    Thomas Kuhlman
    A new study reveals how naturally occurring mutations affect the biophysical properties of nucleocapsid proteins in SARS-CoV-2.
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  1. Episode 93: June 2023

    In this episode, we hear about food-related memories, termite nests, the importance of monitoring livestock abortions, monkey malaria, and how a common language is important in neurodiversity research.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Protein Kinases: Redox takes control

    Iván Plaza-Menacho
    A study of two enzymes in the brain reveals new insights into how redox reactions regulate the activity of protein kinases.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Behavior: Prompting social investigation

    Emma Keppler, Susanna Molas
    A social memory pathway connecting the ventral hippocampus, the lateral septum and the ventral tegmental area helps to regulate how mice react to unknown individuals.
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