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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Toxoplasma TgATG9 is critical for autophagy and long-term persistence in tissue cysts

    David Smith et al.
    ATG9-dependent autophagy is an essential pathway for long-term survival within the cyst in the parasite Toxoplasma gondii and could be exploited in future studies seeking interventions against persistent Toxoplasma infection.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Signaling levels mold the RAS mutation tropism of urethane

    Siqi Li, Christopher M Counter
    Genetic analyses reveal that the tropism towards specific Kras driver mutations during urethane carcinogenesis appears to arise from the selection of an oncogenic mutation in normal cells that imparts a narrow window of signaling conducive for tumorigenesis.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Allosteric communication in DNA polymerase clamp loaders relies on a critical hydrogen-bonded junction

    Subu Subramanian et al.
    Deep mutagenesis of a clamp-loader complex reveals a critical hydrogen-bonded junction that is important for allosteric communication in oligomeric AAA+ ATPases.
    1. Cell Biology

    Receptor-mediated mitophagy regulates EPO production and protects against renal anemia

    Guangfeng Geng et al.
    Fundc1-mediated mitophagy protects renal EPO-producing cells from myofibroblastic conversion under stresses.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Homoplasy in the evolution of modern human-like joint proportions in Australopithecus afarensis

    Anjali M Prabhat et al.
    The human-like joint proportions of Australopithecus afarensis evolved independently, making 'Lucy' and her kind the earliest known evolutionary experiment in obligate bipedalism.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    EXOC1 plays an integral role in spermatogonia pseudopod elongation and spermatocyte stable syncytium formation in mice

    Yuki Osawa et al.
    EXOC1 contributes to the proper differentiation balance of spermatogonial stem cells and spermatocyte syncytia formation by regulating the morphology of male germ cells.
    1. Developmental Biology

    A calcineurin-mediated scaling mechanism that controls a K+-leak channel to regulate morphogen and growth factor transcription

    Chao Yi et al.
    Calcineurin regulates an electrophysiological mechanism that activates the transcription of specific developmental genes in a heirarchical manner to scale fish appendages.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Chromatin structure-dependent histone incorporation revealed by a genome-wide deposition assay

    Hiroaki Tachiwana et al.
    A new method using permeabilized cells and recombinant histones enables to analyze histone incorporations at the DNA sequence level.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Morphological and genomic shifts in mole-rat ‘queens’ increase fecundity but reduce skeletal integrity

    Rachel A Johnston et al.
    In cooperatively breeding Damaraland mole-rats, transitioning to 'queen' results in extensive gene regulatory and morphological remodeling, but also costs to skeletal integrity that scale with reproductive investment.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Co-regulation and function of FOXM1/RHNO1 bidirectional genes in cancer

    Carter J Barger et al.
    FOXM1 is co-expressed with its bidirectional gene partner RHNO1, and the two genes promote DNA repair, cell growth and survival, and chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer.

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