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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    BRAF activates PAX3 to control muscle precursor cell migration during forelimb muscle development

    Jaeyoung Shin et al.
    Genetic and biochemical approaches identify a new component of the cellular signaling machinery driving migration of limb muscle precursor cells during mouse embryogenesis and reveal the underlying molecular mechanism.
    1. Cell Biology

    Sex steroids regulate skin pigmentation through nonclassical membrane-bound receptors

    Christopher A Natale et al.
    Two receptors have been identified that can be targeted in melanocytes with selective small molecule agonists to modulate human skin color.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Fucosylation and protein glycosylation create functional receptors for cholera toxin

    Amberlyn M Wands et al.
    Cholera intoxication of human colonic epithelial cells is dependent on recognition of protein glycosylation and fucosylation, not exclusively on ganglioside recognition as proposed previously.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Abundant toxin-related genes in the genomes of beneficial symbionts from deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels

    Lizbeth Sayavedra et al.
    Beneficial symbiotic bacteria encode an exceptional number of toxin-related genes that are all expressed by the symbionts in the host, supporting their key role in host-microbe interactions.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Synergy between SIRT1 and SIRT6 helps recognize DNA breaks and potentiates the DNA damage response and repair in humans and mice

    Fanbiao Meng et al.
    SIRT1 deacetylates SIRT6 at K33 to facilitate DNA double-strand breaks-recognition, subsequent expansion and local chromatin remodeling.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structural basis for effector transmembrane domain recognition by type VI secretion system chaperones

    Shehryar Ahmad et al.
    A widespread family of chaperones functions to stabilize membrane protein effectors by mimicking transmembrane helical environments and promotes effector export by the bacterial type VI secretion system.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    An H3K9 methylation-dependent protein interaction regulates the non-enzymatic functions of a putative histone demethylase

    Gulzhan Raiymbek et al.
    A putative histone demethylase in fission yeast has non-enzymatic properties that regulates heterochromatin assembly and epigenetic inheritance.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Maf and Mafb control mouse pallial interneuron fate and maturation through neuropsychiatric disease gene regulation

    Emily Ling-Lin Pai et al.
    Maf and Mafb differentially regulate MGE-derived cortical and hippocampal interneuron subtype and regional fate in part through promoting the expression of Mef2c and Pnoc during mouse embryonic neurogenesis.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The conformation of the histone H3 tail inhibits association of the BPTF PHD finger with the nucleosome

    Emma A Morrison et al.
    The BPTF PHD finger is inhibited from binding the methylated H3 tails in the context of the nucleosome due to their robust interaction with the nucleosomal DNA, which can be modulated by additional histone PTMs.
    1. Neuroscience

    G protein βγ subunits inhibit TRPM3 ion channels in sensory neurons

    Talisia Quallo et al.
    TRPM3 inhibition is identified as a novel mechanism for G-protein βγ subunit signalling.