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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Science Forum: Viral factors in influenza pandemic risk assessment

    Marc Lipsitch et al.
    We identify key strengths and limitations in use of viral genotyping and phenotyping to estimate pandemic risk from influenza A viruses, focusing on 3 traits, hemagglutinin binding specificity, hemagglutinin pH of activation, and polymerase complex efficiency.
    1. Cancer Biology

    A polymorphism in the tumor suppressor p53 affects aging and longevity in mouse models

    Yuhan Zhao et al.
    A mouse model reveals that a p53 SNP impacts longevity via modulating the balance of cancer risk and the self-renewal function of stem/progenitor cells, which supports a role of p53 in regulation of longevity.
    1. Cancer Biology

    eIF4E S209 phosphorylation licenses myc- and stress-driven oncogenesis

    Hang Ruan et al.
    Genetic and transcriptomic analyses revealed that eIF4E S209 phosphorylation enables Myc and mutant KRAS cooperation in colon cancer through stress- and glutamine-dependent growth and addiction.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Mismatch repair deficiency endows tumors with a unique mutation signature and sensitivity to DNA double-strand breaks

    Hui Zhao et al.
    A comprehensive catalogue of somatic mutations accumulating in MMR-deficient tumors highlights their relevance in the context of human genetic evolution, for the diagnosis of microsatellite instability and the provision of targeted treatment options.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Erythropoietin signaling regulates heme biosynthesis

    Jacky Chung et al.
    EPO/JAK2/PKA signaling cascade via AKAP10 relocalization to the outer mitochondrial membrane results in the phosphorylation of the terminal heme synthesis enzyme ferrochelatase, which contributes to heme production in red cells.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Neuroscience

    Circulating myeloid cells invade the central nervous system to mediate cachexia during pancreatic cancer

    Kevin G Burfeind et al.
    Circulating myeloid cells invade the brain during pancreatic cancer, where they accumulate at a unique central nervous system interface and drive anorexia and muscle catabolism.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct neural mechanisms underlie the success, precision, and vividness of episodic memory

    Franziska R Richter et al.
    Combining fMRI with continuous model-based measures of retrieval enables the behavioral and neural dissociation of multiple components of episodic memory.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Blockade of the LRP16-PKR-NF-κB signaling axis sensitizes colorectal carcinoma cells to DNA-damaging cytotoxic therapy

    Xiaolei Li et al.
    Leukemia-Related Protein 16 (LRP16), a member of the macro domain family, plays a crucial role in orchestrating genotoxicity-initiated NF-κB signaling in the colon and the pathophysiological relevance of NF-κB activation induced by LRP16 in colonic cell survival/recovery from extrinsic DNA damage.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Kinetic competition during the transcription cycle results in stochastic RNA processing

    Antoine Coulon et al.
    Real-time single-molecule visualization of transcription and splicing in living cells reveals that RNA synthesis and processing can occur through multiple pathways on the same gene.
    1. Cancer Biology

    SPIN1 promotes tumorigenesis by blocking the uL18 (universal large ribosomal subunit protein 18)-MDM2-p53 pathway in human cancer

    Ziling Fang et al.
    SPIN1, a nucleolar protein, plays an oncogenic role by suppressing the tumor suppressor p53's function via regulation of the uL18-MDM2-p53 pathway.