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    1. Neuroscience

    Sex-specific pubertal and metabolic regulation of Kiss1 neurons via Nhlh2

    Silvia Leon et al.
    The transcription factor Nhlh2 is a marker of arcuate Kiss1 neurons in adulthood that activates the promotor activity of Kiss1 and Tac3 genes and controls puberty onset and the response of KNDy neurons to leptin in male mice.
    1. Neuroscience

    A role for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-expressing cells in the regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) but not arcuate kisspeptin neuron output in male mice

    Charlotte Vanacker et al.
    Astrocyte signaling can activate the firing of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons and stimulate hormone release.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Neuropeptide ACP facilitates lipid oxidation and utilization during long-term flight in locusts

    Li Hou et al.
    CRISPR/Cas 9 technology and multiple-omics study reveal an essential regulatory role of neuropeptide ACP in lipid utilization related to prolonged flight of locusts.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural insights into hormone recognition by the human glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide receptor

    Fenghui Zhao et al.
    The structure provides key insights into hormone recognition and activation of the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide receptor.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Contingency and chance erase necessity in the experimental evolution of ancestral proteins

    Victoria Cochran Xie et al.
    Replicating experimental evolution from ancestral proteins shows that historical contingency steadily overwhelms chance and necessity as the primary cause of evolutionary variation in molecular sequences on long phylogenetic timescales.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The cryptic gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuronal system of human basal ganglia

    Katalin Skrapits et al.
    Neuroanatomical studies reveal presence and cholinergic phenotype of 150,000-200,000 extrahypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons in human basal ganglia and basal forebrain, and RNA-sequencing detects gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor-1 expression in cholinergic interneurons but not in spiny projection neurons of the human putamen.
    1. Neuroscience

    Uncovering a ‘sensitive window’ of multisensory and motor neuroplasticity in the cerebrum and cerebellum of male and female starlings

    Jasmien Orije et al.
    Despite the structural sexual dimorphism in the song control system, both male and female starlings experience similar seasonal neuroplasticity in multisensory systems and cerebellum during the photosensitive phase, which acts as a sensitive window of plasticity.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Medicine

    Integrative transcriptomic analysis of tissue-specific metabolic crosstalk after myocardial infarction

    Muhammad Arif et al.
    Elucidating widespread and tissue-specific biological process alterations after myocardial infaction in metabolically active tissues using systems biology approaches.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cross-species analysis defines the conservation of anatomically segregated VMH neuron populations

    Alison H Affinati et al.
    This atlas and analysis of conserved ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus (VMH) neuron populations provides an unbiased starting point for the analysis of VMH circuitry and function.
    1. Neuroscience

    Unveiling the sensory and interneuronal pathways of the neuroendocrine connectome in Drosophila

    Sebastian Hückesfeld et al.
    Core of a neuroendocrine synaptic network consists of a parallel set of interneurons that target distinct combinations of neuroendocrine outputs, thus enabling variability and flexibility in selection of physiological activity.

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