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    1. Developmental Biology

    Muscle niche-driven Insulin-Notch-Myc cascade reactivates dormant Adult Muscle Precursors in Drosophila

    Rajaguru Aradhya et al.
    Adult muscle precursors (AMP) cells in Drosophila send out filopodia to interact with neighbouring muscles, which drive the reactivation of AMPs via an Insulin-Notch-Myc cascade.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A positive feedback loop between Myc and aerobic glycolysis sustains tumor growth in a Drosophila tumor model

    Kenneth Kin Lam Wong et al.
    Specific molecular links that orchestrate growth signals and metabolic reprogramming to achieve tumorigenesis are identified as potential metabolic vulnerabilities in cancer treatment.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    A loop structure allows TAPBPR to exert its dual function as MHC I chaperone and peptide editor

    Lina Sagert et al.
    A dedicated structural element facilitates chaperone and antigenic peptide selector function of TAP-associated glycoprotein, a major quality assurance auditor in adaptive immunity.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    HOXA9 promotes MYC-mediated leukemogenesis by maintaining gene expression for multiple anti-apoptotic pathways

    Ryo Miyamoto et al.
    HOXA9 is a transcriptional maintenance factor for anti-apoptotic genes that accelerate MYC-driven leukemia.
    1. Cancer Biology

    eIF4E S209 phosphorylation licenses myc- and stress-driven oncogenesis

    Hang Ruan et al.
    Genetic and transcriptomic analyses revealed that eIF4E S209 phosphorylation enables Myc and mutant KRAS cooperation in colon cancer through stress- and glutamine-dependent growth and addiction.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Critical role of WNK1 in MYC-dependent early mouse thymocyte development

    Robert Köchl et al.
    Development of mouse thymocytes through the pre-TCR checkpoint requires WNK1 kinase signalling via the OXSR1 and STK39 kinases and the SLC12A2 ion co-transporter leading to MYC-dependent cell proliferation.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Convergent organization of aberrant MYB complex controls oncogenic gene expression in acute myeloid leukemia

    Sumiko Takao et al.
    Definition of leukemia gene expression mechanisms reveals general principles of cancer gene control and offers a pharmacologic strategy for its therapeutic reprogramming.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Systematic genetic analysis of the MHC region reveals mechanistic underpinnings of HLA type associations with disease

    Matteo D'Antonio et al.
    Analysis of the major histocompatibility complex using whole genome sequencing and RNA-seq data from hundreds of individuals provides novel insights into mechanisms underlying associations of this interval with disease.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    The somatically generated portion of T cell receptor CDR3α contributes to the MHC allele specificity of the T cell receptor

    Philippa Marrack et al.
    The alleles of the major histocompatibility complex present in an individual affect the sequences, including, surprisingly, the nongerm line encoded amino acids, of the receptors on T cells that allow recognition of antigens.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct roles for innexin gap junctions and hemichannels in mechanosensation

    Denise S Walker, William R Schafer
    The innexin protein UNC-7, a homologue of vertebrate pannexins, plays a specific, gap junction-independent role in C. elegans mechanosensation.