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    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Rheotaxis facilitates upstream navigation of mammalian sperm cells

    Vasily Kantsler et al.
    Mammalian sperm subject to shear flow swim in upstream spirals along the walls bounding such flows, thereby demonstrating a robust mechanism for upstream navigation to the ovum.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Mutations associated with human neural tube defects display disrupted planar cell polarity in Drosophila

    Ashley C Humphries et al.
    Human neural tube closure defects associated mutations in planar cell polarity (PCP) genes are causative of the disease, as revealed in the intricate Drosophila PCP model.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanisms of opening and closing of the bacterial replicative helicase

    Jillian Chase et al.
    Analysis of the Escherichia coli DnaB helicase•bacteriophage λ helicase loader (λP) complex provides insights into helicase opening, delivery to the origin and ssDNA entry, and closing in preparation for translocation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Prediction of enzymatic pathways by integrative pathway mapping

    Sara Calhoun et al.
    A computational method identifies the functions of orphan enzymes by organizing them into metabolic pathways; the prediction of a new l-gulonate catabolic pathway is experimentally tested and confirmed.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structure of the bifunctional secretin complex of Thermus thermophilus

    Edoardo D'Imprima et al.
    The pilus extrusion/DNA uptake system of Thermus thermophilus contains a 13-mer of the 757-residue PilQ protein and a tightly bound protein outside the outer membrane with a role in DNA binding.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Active torque generation by the actomyosin cell cortex drives left–right symmetry breaking

    Sundar Ram Naganathan et al.
    The actomyosin cytoskeleton generates active chiral torques that lead to left-right asymmetry in C. elegans embryos.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    CryoEM and computer simulations reveal a novel kinase conformational switch in bacterial chemotaxis signaling

    C Keith Cassidy et al.
    An atomic model of the bacterial chemosensory array obtained through the synthesis of cryo-electron tomography and large-scale molecular-dynamics simulations reveals a new kinase conformation during signaling events.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    The dynamic conformational landscape of the protein methyltransferase SETD8

    Shi Chen et al.
    Integrated experimental-computational approaches were implemented to reveal the dynamic conformational landscape of a biologically relevant protein methyltransferase SETD8 for functional annotation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Automated cryo-EM structure refinement using correlation-driven molecular dynamics

    Maxim Igaev et al.
    Correlation-driven molecular dynamics provides a fully automated and human-bias-free framework for quantitative interpretation of modern cryo-electron microscopy data.
    1. Neuroscience

    Nostril-specific and structure-based olfactory learning of chiral discrimination in human adults

    Guo Feng, Wen Zhou
    Training-induced perceptual gain in the discrimination between odor enantiomers is nostril-specific and structure-based, indicating that early olfactory processing of the chemical features of unirhinal input remains plastic in human adults.