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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Stimulation strength controls the rate of initiation but not the molecular organisation of TCR-induced signalling

    Claire Y Ma et al.
    The strength of TCR signalling determines the rate at which cells initiate a tightly coordinated signalling programme, without altering its organization.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    AirID, a novel proximity biotinylation enzyme, for analysis of protein–protein interactions

    Kohki Kido et al.
    AirID provides highly interaction-dependent biotinylation for analysis of protein–protein interaction.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genomic and phenotypic evolution of Escherichia coli in a novel citrate-only resource environment

    Zachary D Blount et al.
    Transposable elements and gene amplifications can provide variation needed for novel trait refinement and adaptation to new niches, though a recalcitrant organism-environment mismatch may persist.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    MxB sensitivity of HIV-1 is determined by a highly variable and dynamic capsid surface

    Richard J Miles et al.
    Conformational flexibility in HIV-1 capsid, provided by cyclophilin A binding, facilitates evasion of capsid-targeting restriction factor MxB, while allowing sequence change to facilitate cytotoxic T-cell evasion.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Hepatitis C virus exploits cyclophilin A to evade PKR

    Che C Colpitts et al.
    Hepatitis C virus evades IRF1-dependent intrinsic antiviral immunity by exploiting cyclophilin A and its regulation of PKR.
    1. Ecology

    Magnetic alignment enhances homing efficiency of hunting dogs

    Kateřina Benediktová et al.
    Before returning home, and when using novel routes, dogs align along the north-south axis, presumably to bring the mental map into register with the magnetic compass.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dietary sugar inhibits satiation by decreasing the central processing of sweet taste

    Christina E May et al.
    Taste-dependent satiation, which induces proper cessation of feeding in mammals as well as insects, is weakened by sugar-diet-driven taste impairment in the fruit fly.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    HIV-1 Vpr induces cell cycle arrest and enhances viral gene expression by depleting CCDC137

    Fengwen Zhang, Paul D Bieniasz
    A key target of the HIV-1 Vpr accessory protein is identified, whose depletion causes increased HIV-1gene expression and cell cycle arrest.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Wnt/β-catenin signaling is an evolutionarily conserved determinant of chordate dorsal organizer

    Iryna Kozmikova, Zbynek Kozmik
    Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is essential for the specification of dorsal cell fate in amphioxus, suggesting a common evolutionary origin for the formation of the dorsal organizer in chordates.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The architecture of EMC reveals a path for membrane protein insertion

    John P O'Donnell et al.
    Structural and biochemical analysis of an abundant and conserved protein complex called EMC shows how it is likely to insert nascent membrane proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum membrane.