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    1. Cell Biology

    AMPK and vacuole-associated Atg14p orchestrate μ-lipophagy for energy production and long-term survival under glucose starvation

    Arnold Y Seo et al.
    Upon AMPK activation by acute glucose restriction, Atg14p shifts its distribution from ER exit sites to liquid-ordered membrane domains on the vacuolar surface where, together with Atg6p, it facilitates LD-specific autophagy (i.e., microautophagy of lipid droplets) for energy production and long-term survival of starved cells.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Attenuation of AMPK signaling by ROQUIN promotes T follicular helper cell formation

    Roybel R Ramiscal et al.
    The ubiquitin ligase ROQUIN cross-talks with cellular metabolic signals to generate protective T cell-dependent antibody responses.
    1. Neuroscience

    Auxiliary subunits of the CKAMP family differentially modulate AMPA receptor properties

    Paul Farrow et al.
    Three AMPAR interacting proteins – namely CKAMP39, CKAMP52 and CKAMP59 – together with the previously characterized CKAMP44, constitute a new family of auxiliary subunits that are distinct from other families of AMPAR interacting proteins.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    AMP-activated protein kinase fortifies epithelial tight junctions during energetic stress via its effector GIV/Girdin

    Nicolas Aznar et al.
    An effector of AMPK is essential for the kinase and its pharmacological activators, including Metformin, to strengthen cell-cell junctions and preserve epithelial cell polarity and barrier functions in the face of energetic stress, as well as to suppress oncogenesis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Synaptic activity regulates AMPA receptor trafficking through different recycling pathways

    Ning Zheng et al.
    There are at least two separate pathways for AMPA receptor recycling, which are regulated by synaptic activity.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Auxiliary subunits keep AMPA receptors compact during activation and desensitization

    Jelena Baranovic, Andrew JR Plested
    The auxiliary protein Stargazin limits the conformational dynamics of AMPA-type glutamate receptors in cell membranes, as revealed by 'molecular rulers' deployed on the seconds to milliseconds timescale.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Super-resolution imaging of synaptic and Extra-synaptic AMPA receptors with different-sized fluorescent probes

    Sang Hak Lee et al.
    Small probes show that most AMPA receptors are constrained near or in the synapses.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Transcriptome maps of general eukaryotic RNA degradation factors

    Salma Sohrabi-Jahromi et al.
    Mapping of 30 general RNA degradation factors onto the yeast transcriptome provides the global distribution of factors for RNA turnover and surveillance in a eukaryotic cell.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Chromatin-associated RNA sequencing (ChAR-seq) maps genome-wide RNA-to-DNA contacts

    Jason C Bell et al.
    ChAR-seq is a massively parallelized de novo RNA mapping assay, which is capable of generating hundreds to thousands of RNA-binding maps with no a priori knowledge of target RNAs.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Comprehensive fitness maps of Hsp90 show widespread environmental dependence

    Julia M Flynn et al.
    Environmental conditions strongly impact the fitness effects of Hsp90, resulting in the selection of Hsp90 sequences in nature that are robust to a variety of stressful conditions.