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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    γ-Protocadherin structural diversity and functional implications

    Kerry Marie Goodman et al.
    Crystal structures of γ-protocadherin cell-cell recognition dimers reveal the determinants of clustered protocadherin homophilic specificity and cis interaction region structures alongside mutagenesis data identify the putative cis interface.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    TLR induces reorganization of the IgM-BCR complex regulating murine B-1 cell responses to infections

    Hannah P Savage et al.
    B-1 cell unresponsiveness to antigen-stimulation is overcome during infections when Toll-like receptor engagement removes negative regulators of B cell receptor signaling, thereby supporting B-1 cell differentiation to IgM-secreting plasmablasts.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Immunoproteasome functions explained by divergence in cleavage specificity and regulation

    Michael B Winter et al.
    Divergence in immunoproteasome substrate specificity and regulation from the constitutive proteasome impacts peptide cleavage quantity and the cellular capacity of the ubiquitin-proteasome system.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Expression levels of MHC class I molecules are inversely correlated with promiscuity of peptide binding

    Paul E Chappell et al.
    The number of different peptides presented by major histocompatibility complex class I molecules to the immune system's T lymphocytes is inversely correlated with cell surface expression and is strongly associated with the response to infectious disease.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    Widespread premature transcription termination of Arabidopsis thaliana NLR genes by the spen protein FPA

    Matthew T Parker et al.
    The expression of Arabidopsis NLR immune response genes is modulated by premature transcription termination, and this has implications for understanding NLR regulation and evolutionary dynamics.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Longitudinal high-throughput TCR repertoire profiling reveals the dynamics of T-cell memory formation after mild COVID-19 infection

    Anastasia A Minervina et al.
    Longitudinal tracking of individual T-cell clones reveals the expansion of pre-existing T-cell memory in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Bystander hyperactivation of preimmune CD8+ T cells in chronic HCV patients

    Cécile Alanio et al.
    Naïve CD8+ T cells are dysregulated during chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection, and this is reversible after viral clearance.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Self-recognition drives the preferential accumulation of promiscuous CD4+ T-cells in aged mice

    Neha R Deshpande et al.
    Higher affinity for self-pMHC complexes and broader promiscuity for foreign-pMHC complexes imparts a fitness advantage within the CD4+ T cell compartment in older mice.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    T cell self-reactivity during thymic development dictates the timing of positive selection

    Lydia K Lutes et al.
    Developing T cells whose TCRs have relatively low reactivity experience very brief TCR signaling events, experience delayed positive selection, and retaina preselection gene expression signature as they mature.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Controlling gene activation by enhancers through a drug-inducible topological insulator

    Taro Tsujimura et al.
    A novel synthetic DNA cassette of CTCF-binding sites combined with the drug-controllable induction system of heterochromatin enabled switchable blocking of chromatin conformation and gene-enhancer interaction.