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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Vps8 overexpression inhibits HOPS-dependent trafficking routes by outcompeting Vps41/Lt

    Péter Lőrincz et al.
    Recruitment of HOPS tethering complex to target membranes to promote vesicle fusions requires proper complex assembly and specific small GTPases, and HOPS is not transformed from the related miniCORVET complex.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Chromatin-bound CRM1 recruits SET-Nup214 and NPM1c onto HOX clusters causing aberrant HOX expression in leukemia cells

    Masahiro Oka et al.
    A key molecule that connects leukemogenic proteins to aberrant HOX gene regulation turned out to be a nuclear export factor, CRM1.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Longitudinal analysis of Plasmodium sporozoite motility in the dermis reveals component of blood vessel recognition

    Christine S Hopp et al.
    Malaria parasites enter the host via the skin, where they are inoculated by an infected mosquito as it probes for blood: the inoculation site is a bottleneck for the parasite and the only time when the parasite is extracellular for more than a few minutes, thus possibly presenting the best opportunity for antibody-mediated inhibition of infection.
    1. Ecology
    Deer mouse illustration

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Peromyscus mice as a model for studying natural variation

    Nicole L Bedford, Hopi E Hoekstra
    The deer mouse (Peromyscus) has emerged as a model system for studying many aspects of biology, supported by extensive historical knowledge of its fascinating and varied natural history.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Nanoscopic anatomy of dynamic multi-protein complexes at membranes resolved by graphene-induced energy transfer

    Nadia Füllbrunn et al.
    The axial organization and dynamics of the HOPS complex at membrane surface are resolved by graphene-induced energy transfer with subnanometer resolution.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A terminal selector prevents a Hox transcriptional switch to safeguard motor neuron identity throughout life

    Weidong Feng et al.
    A molecular mechanism that involves highly conserved transcription factors enables cholinergic motor neurons of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to become and remain functional.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Hox-dependent coordination of mouse cardiac progenitor cell patterning and differentiation

    Sonia Stefanovic et al.
    Discovering that Hoxb1 acts as a repressor of cardiac differentiation on second heart field progenitor cells helps us to understand the etiology of congenital heart defects such as atrioventricular septal defects.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Disparate expression specificities coded by a shared Hox-C enhancer

    Steve W Miller, James W Posakony
    Tucked within a well-known story of diverging gene function is a single enhancer encoding two inseparable specificities that regulates two adjacent genes, each with different spatiotemporal expression patterns.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Sec17 (α-SNAP) and an SM-tethering complex regulate the outcome of SNARE zippering in vitro and in vivo

    Matthew L Schwartz et al.
    Sec17 is shown to have divergent effects on pre-fusion SNARE complex activity, depending on the state of SNARE zippering and HOPS, an SM-tether complex, controls the outcome of Sec17-SNARE engagement.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Intrinsic control of neuronal diversity and synaptic specificity in a proprioceptive circuit

    Maggie M Shin et al.
    Genetic and anatomical analyses of Hox gene function uncover a limb-independent program of sensory neuron fate specification and connectivity.