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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Epistatic mutations in PUMA BH3 drive an alternate binding mode to potently and selectively inhibit anti-apoptotic Bfl-1

    Justin M Jenson et al.
    Short peptides that bind tightly to anti-apoptotic protein Bfl-1 but not other Bcl-2 family members provide a tool for diagnosing cancer cell survival mechanisms and a lead for developing new therapeutics.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Factors affecting template switch recombination associated with restarted DNA replication

    Manisha Jalan et al.
    Genomic deletions and gene conversions, caused by template switching associated with restarted DNA replication, are detected downstream of a collapsed replication fork and are suppressed by several conserved DNA helicases.
    1. Neuroscience

    Network-wide reorganization of procedural memory during NREM sleep revealed by fMRI

    Shahabeddin Vahdat et al.
    Non-REM sleep is essential in the restoration of initial motor memory trace and gradual reorganization of newly-learned information underlying human procedural memory consolidation.
    1. Cell Biology

    COPI mediates recycling of an exocytic SNARE by recognition of a ubiquitin sorting signal

    Peng Xu et al.
    COPI vesicle coat protein recognizes a ubiquitin sorting signal on an exocytic v-SNARE to mediate recycling.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    PCGF6-PRC1 suppresses premature differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells by regulating germ cell-related genes

    Mitsuhiro Endoh et al.
    PCGF6 links sequence specific target recognition by the MAX/MGA transcription factor complex to PRC1 (polycomb repressive complex 1) -dependent transcriptional silencing of germ cell-specific genes in mouse pluripotent stem cells.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    FBXL19 recruits CDK-Mediator to CpG islands of developmental genes priming them for activation during lineage commitment

    Emilia Dimitrova et al.
    The ZF-CxxC protein FBXL19 recruits kinase-associated Mediator to CpG islands of silent developmental genes in embryonic stem cells, which primes these genes for activation during differentiation and is required for embryonic development.
    1. Neuroscience

    Phasic and tonic neuron ensemble codes for stimulus-environment conjunctions in the lateral entorhinal cortex

    Maryna Pilkiw et al.
    Neuron populations in the lateral entorhinal cortex discriminate between memory-based contexts through both continuous "tonic" activity patterns as well as by their stimulus-evoked "phasic" responses.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Spike-timing-dependent ensemble encoding by non-classically responsive cortical neurons

    Michele N Insanally et al.
    During behavior, many neurons do not have classic trial-averaged responses to behaviorally relevant stimuli, but can still have activity and population dynamics related to stimulus and behavioral choice on single trials.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The age of Homo naledi and associated sediments in the Rising Star Cave, South Africa

    Paul HGM Dirks et al.
    Independent dating techniques have established that the H. naledi fossils are between 236 and 335 thousand years old, indicating that small-brained hominins with relatively primitive body shapes co-existed with our early ancestors in Africa.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    How IGF-1 activates its receptor

    Jennifer M Kavran et al.
    Ligand binding to the ectodomain of the insulin-like growth factor receptor destabilises an autoinhibitory inter-subunit interaction, which allows the transmembrane domains to associate and the intracellular regions to autophosphorylate.