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    1. Cell Biology

    USP16 counteracts mono-ubiquitination of RPS27a and promotes maturation of the 40S ribosomal subunit

    Christian Montellese et al.
    The deubiquitinase USP16 is associated with cytoplasmic precursors of 40S ribosomal subunits and promotes their final maturation by removal of trans-monoubiquitin from RPS27a.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Polygenic adaptation on height is overestimated due to uncorrected stratification in genome-wide association studies

    Mashaal Sohail et al.
    Polygenic selection signals in humans estimated from previously existing GWAS should be viewed with caution due to concerns about residual population stratification.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Quiescence unveils a novel mutational force in fission yeast

    Serge Gangloff et al.
    The quiescence-driven mutational landscape reveals replication-independent mutagenesis as a novel evolutionary force.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Guy1, a Y-linked embryonic signal, regulates dosage compensation in Anopheles stephensi by increasing X gene expression

    Yumin Qi et al.
    For the first time in a mosquito species an initial Y chromosome signal has been shown to regulate dosage compensation by increasing X chromosome gene expression.
    1. Neuroscience

    Temporally specific engagement of distinct neuronal circuits regulating olfactory habituation in Drosophila

    Ourania Semelidou et al.
    Habituation to brief olfactory stimulation is biphasic and mediated by distinct neuronal circuits where an initial latency phase is rapidly followed by stimulus devaluation signifying behavioral habituation in Drosophila.
    1. Neuroscience

    Overriding FUS autoregulation in mice triggers gain-of-toxic dysfunctions in RNA metabolism and autophagy-lysosome axis

    Shuo-Chien Ling et al.
    Elevating FUS level by saturating autoregulation loop in mice causes aggressive motor neuron disease via disrupting protein and RNA homeostasis.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Developmental programming modulates olfactory behavior in C. elegans via endogenous RNAi pathways

    Jennie R Sims et al.
    The OSM-9 TRPV channel is differentially regulated due to developmental programming via modulation by TGF-β signaling, endogenous RNAi and chromatin remodeling pathways.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanism of thermosensory function of human heat shock transcription factor Hsf1

    Nikolai Hentze et al.
    Heat-induced local unfolding allows Hsf1 to form trimers and bind to DNA, which depends on Hsf1 concentration and is promoted, not inhibited, by Hsp90.
    1. Cell Biology

    Intact protein folding in the glutathione-depleted endoplasmic reticulum implicates alternative protein thiol reductants

    Satoshi Tsunoda et al.
    Adapting a cytosolic enzyme that breaks down glutathione to function in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum challenges the long-held view that reduced glutathione fuels disulfide rearrangements during protein folding.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Mycolic acid-specific T cells protect against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a humanized transgenic mouse model

    Jie Zhao et al.
    A humanized transgenic mouse model reveals that CD1b-restricted, mycolic acid-specific T cells play a protective role during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.