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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    A secretory pathway kinase regulates sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ homeostasis and protects against heart failure

    Adam J Pollak et al.
    Protein phosphorylation within the lumen of the secretory pathway regulates cardiac function.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Distinct myocardial lineages break atrial symmetry during cardiogenesis in zebrafish

    Almary Guerra et al.
    A discovery of two previously unknown, molecularly distinct fields of cardiac progenitors in zebrafish provides evidence for cardiac laterality prior to the emergence of cardiac septation and allows novel insights into cardiac development and disease.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    The PERK arm of the unfolded protein response regulates satellite cell-mediated skeletal muscle regeneration

    Guangyan Xiong et al.
    Genetic and biochemical analyses reveal that PERK is important for the survival of activated satellite stem cells during regeneration of injured skeletal muscle.
    1. Cell Biology

    Ret function in muscle stem cells points to tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

    Louise A Moyle et al.
    Rescue of DUX4-induced muscle pathology by the RET inhibitor Sunitinib reveals the therapeutic potential for treatment of Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy using tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Inducible depletion of adult skeletal muscle stem cells impairs the regeneration of neuromuscular junctions

    Wenxuan Liu et al.
    Skeletal muscle stem cells play important roles in the regeneration of neuromuscular junctions, and so present new targets for therapies to treat neuromuscular decline observed in the context of aging and various neuromuscular diseases.
    1. Neuroscience

    Hypocretin neuron-specific transcriptome profiling identifies the sleep modulator Kcnh4a

    Laura Yelin-Bekerman et al.
    Comprehensive gene profiling of the hypothalamic hypocretin neurons, high resolution imaging and behavioral assays have revealed the molecular signature of these versatile neurons and identified a potassium channel that is required for nighttime sleep.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Transcriptional landscape of myogenesis from human pluripotent stem cells reveals a key role of TWIST1 in maintenance of skeletal muscle progenitors

    In Young Choi et al.
    Using multiple genetic reporter system in human pluripotent stem cells, a transcriptional database for human early myogenesis has been established.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Single molecule mechanics resolves the earliest events in force generation by cardiac myosin

    Michael S Woody et al.
    Cardiac myosin converts energy from ATP into mechanical work by transitioning from a short-lived force-bearing state, to a post working stroke state before the release of inorganic phosphate.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Discovery proteomics in aging human skeletal muscle finds change in spliceosome, immunity, proteostasis and mitochondria

    Ceereena Ubaida-Mohien et al.
    The changes in the skeletal muscle proteome with age indicate the roots of the decline in muscle function with age.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mutant huntingtin impairs PNKP and ATXN3, disrupting DNA repair and transcription

    Rui Gao et al.
    Polyglutamine expansion in mutant huntingtin disrupts a novel transcription-coupled DNA repair complex, providing an undescribed mechanism of neuronal toxicity and degeneration in Huntington's disease.