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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Stable G protein-effector complexes in striatal neurons: mechanism of assembly and role in neurotransmitter signaling

    Keqiang Xie et al.
    A G protein in striatal neurons forms preassembled complexes with its downstream enzyme, adenylyl cyclase, which has implications for the pathophysiology of movement disorders.
    1. Cell Biology

    A viral fusogen hijacks the actin cytoskeleton to drive cell-cell fusion

    Ka Man Carmen Chan et al.
    A viral fusogen drives cell-cell fusion by hijacking the actin machinery to directly couple actin assembly with a short fusogenic ectodomain.
    1. Cell Biology

    Time-gated detection of protein-protein interactions with transcriptional readout

    Min Woo Kim et al.
    A light-dependent two-hybrid tool with transcriptional readout detects multiple protein-protein interactions in living mammalian cells with high signal-to-background ratios and enables genetic selections.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Transgenerational inheritance of ethanol preference is caused by maternal NPF repression

    Julianna Bozler et al.
    Maternally experienced environmental stress leads to multigenerational inheritance of ethanol preference and an altered rewards pathway in Drosophila melanogaster.
    1. Ecology

    Plant-associated CO2 mediates long-distance host location and foraging behaviour of a root herbivore

    Carla CM Arce et al.
    The larvae of the western corn rootworm use root-emitted CO2 to successfully locate the most suitable host plant.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    BRCT domains of the DNA damage checkpoint proteins TOPBP1/Rad4 display distinct specificities for phosphopeptide ligands

    Matthew Day et al.
    Structural and biochemical analyses of BRCT domain interactions defines TOPBP1/Rad4 selectivity for phosphorylated motifs, allowing identification of new interactions, and providing insights into assembly of different TOPBP1-scaffolded DNA repair complexes.
    1. Cell Biology

    Pak1 kinase controls cell shape through ribonucleoprotein granules

    Joseph O Magliozzi, James B Moseley
    A newly discovered substrate of Pak1 kinase reveals novel mechanisms that control cell shape through regulated assembly of ribonucleoprotein granules.
    1. Neuroscience

    A deleterious Nav1.1 mutation selectively impairs telencephalic inhibitory neurons derived from Dravet Syndrome patients

    Yishan Sun et al.
    A human cellular model of a prototypical form of intractable childhood epilepsy supports selective impairment of inhibitory neurons as a key pathophysiological mechanism.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    An open-source computational and data resource to analyze digital maps of immunopeptidomes

    Etienne Caron et al.
    A community-based international effort generates standardized HLA allele-specific peptide assay libraries and enables the analysis of the human immunopeptidome by SWATH mass spectrometry.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    A gene horizontally transferred from bacteria protects arthropods from host plant cyanide poisoning

    Nicky Wybouw et al.
    The enzyme that allows some mites and insects to detoxify the hydrogen cyanide produced by plants has been identified.