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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Tunable molecular tension sensors reveal extension-based control of vinculin loading

    Andrew S LaCroix et al.
    A quantitative understanding of molecular tension sensor function enables the production of unique sensors with desired mechanical properties as well as the ability to distinguish between protein force and protein deformation in mechanosensitive processes.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    High-resolution mapping of heteroduplex DNA formed during UV-induced and spontaneous mitotic recombination events in yeast

    Yi Yin et al.
    Genome-wide mapping of heteroduplex DNA (a recombination intermediate) formed during mitotic recombination in yeast demonstrates that the "classical" model of double-strand DNA break repair is inadequate to explain several aspects of mitotic recombination.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Exploiting CRISPR-Cas to manipulate Enterococcus faecalis populations

    Karthik Hullahalli et al.
    Conflicts between CRISPR-Cas systems and antibiotic resistance plasmids can be exploited to selectively eliminate antibiotic resistance from Enterococcus faecalis populations.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Evolution of reduced co-activator dependence led to target expansion of a starvation response pathway

    Bin Z He et al.
    The phosphate starvation response network in a commensal yeast evolved to expand its downstream targets via changes in the main transcription factor's dependence on its co-activator, potentially altering the physiological response.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A glucose-starvation response regulates the diffusion of macromolecules

    Ryan P Joyner et al.
    During stress conditions, eukaryotic cells dramatically alter their biophysical properties to regulate diffusion of macromolecules.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Extracellular signal-regulated kinase mediates chromatin rewiring and lineage transformation in lung cancer

    Yusuke Inoue et al.
    Lineage transformation in lung cancer is dictated by ERK activity and requires permissive chromatin alterations in the context of targeted therapy resistance.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The yeast mating-type switching endonuclease HO is a domesticated member of an unorthodox homing genetic element family

    Aisling Y Coughlan et al.
    A family of homing genetic elements that look like inteins but work differently is the progenitor of the endonuclease that enables Saccharomyces cerevisiae to change its mating type.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Distinct mitochondrial defects trigger the integrated stress response depending on the metabolic state of the cell

    Eran Mick et al.
    Mitochondrial electron transport chain dysfunction triggers the integrated stress response due to an asparagine deficiency downstream of impaired NADH oxidation in proliferating myoblasts, but not in differentiated myotubes.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    High-intensity training enhances executive function in children in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

    David Moreau et al.
    Short bursts of high-intensity exercise elicit robust improvements in core cognitive abilities, especially in individuals whose genotype is associated with lower cognitive performance.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Genome-wide mapping of sister chromatid exchange events in single yeast cells using Strand-seq

    Clémence Claussin et al.
    Genome-wide analysis of sister chromatid exchange using single-cell sequencing reveals that most spontaneous sister chromatid exchange events are not due to the repair of double-strand DNA breaks in wild-type yeast cells.