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  1. February 2017

    Episode 36: February 2017

    In this episode we hear about epilepsy, the sushi-belt model of transport in neurons, a mother in ancient Troy, the Amazon rainforest and bias in scientific reporting.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    Association of Toll-like receptor 7 variants with life-threatening COVID-19 disease in males: findings from a nested case-control study

    Chiara Fallerini et al.
    In the context of susceptibility to severe COVID-19, the observations of a study provide the basis for a personalized interferon-based therapy in patients with rare TLR7 variants.
    1. Cell Biology

    Super-resolution microscopy reveals majorly mono- and dimeric presenilin1/γ-secretase at the cell surface

    Abril Angélica Escamilla-Ayala et al.
    Super-resolution microscopy sets a new strategy to comprehend the membrane organization of γ-secretase at single complex resolution identifying nanodomain associations and its diffusion in situ in the living membrane.
    1. Neuroscience

    Acoustic duetting in Drosophila virilis relies on the integration of auditory and tactile signals

    Kelly M LaRue et al.
    Quantitative behavioral assays and modeling show that acoustic duetting in Drosophila during courtship relies on the detection of precisely timed cues via multiple sensory channels.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Cancer Biology

    Transglutaminase 2 contributes to a TP53-induced autophagy program to prevent oncogenic transformation

    Shi Yun Yeo et al.
    Loss-of-function screening identified transglutaminase 2 (TGM2) as a putative tumor suppressor in the TP53 pathway and revealed that TGM2-mediated autophagy and CDKN1A-mediated cell cycle arrest are two critical barriers that prevent oncogenic transformation.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Direct glia-to-neuron transdifferentiation gives rise to a pair of male-specific neurons that ensure nimble male mating

    Laura Molina-García et al.
    A novel developmental mechanism generates a previously undescribed pair of sex-specific proprioceptive neurons required for male-specific behaviour.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    POMK regulates dystroglycan function via LARGE1-mediated elongation of matriglycan

    Ameya S Walimbe et al.
    Protein O-Mannose Kinase enables Like-acetyl-glucosaminyltransferase 1 to elongate matriglycan on α-dystroglycan, thereby allowing matriglycan to function as a scaffold for extracellular matrix proteins and prevent muscular dystrophy.
    1. Cell Biology

    The copy-number and varied strengths of MELT motifs in Spc105 balance the strength and responsiveness of the spindle assembly checkpoint

    Babhrubahan Roy et al.
    Cell biological and genetic analyses reveal how budding yeast cells optimize Spindle Assembly checkpoint signaling to maximize chromosome segregation accuracy and minimize unnecessary delays in anaphase onset.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    A role for phagocytosis in inducing cell death during thymocyte negative selection

    Nadia S Kurd et al.
    Self-reactive thymocyte death is most efficient when peptide-presenting cells are phagocytic, and blocking phagocytosis inhibits self-reactive thymocyte death, suggesting that phagocytes play central roles during thymocyte negative selection.

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