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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Neuroscience

    CSF1R blockade induces macrophage ablation and results in mouse choroidal vascular atrophy and RPE disorganization

    Xiao Yang et al.
    Vascular degeneration of the choroid and RPE disorganization were associated with pharmacological macrophage ablation, indicating that insufficiency of macrophage function may be a mechanism underlying age- and AMD-associated pathology.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Extrinsic activin signaling cooperates with an intrinsic temporal program to increase mushroom body neuronal diversity

    Anthony M Rossi, Claude Desplan
    The activin ligand myoglianin acts as a temporal extrinsic cue to regulate the intrinsic temporal factor Imp in mushroom body neuroblasts, increasing neuronal diversity by specifying the α’β’ fate.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The Crohn’s disease polymorphism, ATG16L1 T300A, alters the gut microbiota and enhances the local Th1/Th17 response

    Sydney Lavoie et al.
    Gnotobiotic and conventional mouse models of the IBD ATG16L1T300A SNP reveal gene-microbiota-immune interactions.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Small molecule-mediated refolding and activation of myosin motor function

    Michael B Radke et al.
    The small molecule EMD 57033 is one of a new class of pharmacological chaperones that stabilize, enhance the activity of, and correct stress-induced misfolding of myosin proteins.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Neuroscience

    Absence of TGFβ signaling in retinal microglia induces retinal degeneration and exacerbates choroidal neovascularization

    Wenxin Ma et al.
    TGFβ signaling to retinal microglia is central to the regulation of neuroinflammatory responses relevant to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the developed world.
    1. Developmental Biology

    BMP and FGF signaling interact to pattern mesoderm by controlling basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor activity

    Richard H Row et al.
    Interplay between FGF-induced bHLH transcription factors and BMP-induced bHLH inhibitory id genes govern mesodermal cell fate choice along the mediolateral axis in both zebrafish and mouse.
    1. Neuroscience

    Diminished responses to bodily threat and blunted interoception in suicide attempters

    Danielle C DeVille et al.
    People who have attempted suicide exhibit blunted sensory processing during breathing and pain perturbations, as well as lower heartbeat perception accuracy and reduced mid/posterior insula activity during interoceptive attention.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Host Defense: Are we immune by chance?

    Andrea L Graham, Ann T Tate
    The sooner the immune system launches, the greater the chances the host has of survival.
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