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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Substrate stiffness governs the initiation of B cell activation by the concerted signaling of PKCβ and focal adhesion kinase

    Samina Shaheen et al.
    The combination of molecular imaging, genetic and pharmacological approaches revealed that BCR signaling and PKCβ-dependent activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is required for B cell mechanosensing.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cooperative unfolding of distinctive mechanoreceptor domains transduces force into signals

    Lining Ju et al.
    New biophysical methods and analyses visualize in real-time a chain of coordinated single-molecular events on a living cell, enabling the inner workings of a mechanoreceptor important to biology to be elucidated.
    1. Cell Biology

    Generation of contractile actomyosin bundles depends on mechanosensitive actin filament assembly and disassembly

    Sari Tojkander et al.
    Mechanosensitive inhibition of actin polymerization through VASP phosphorylation is required for stress fiber maturation and alignment.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Mouse T cell priming is enhanced by maturation-dependent stiffening of the dendritic cell cortex

    Daniel Blumenthal et al.
    The dendritic cell actin cytoskeleton provides a platform for T cell mechanosensing, delivering novel biophysical cues that serve as costimulatory signals for T cell activation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Piezo Ion Channels: Portraits of a pressure sensor

    Alexander T Chesler, Marcin Szczot
    Near atomic-resolution structures have provided insights into the mechanisms by which the Piezo1 ion channel senses and responds to mechanical stimuli.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Mechano-dependent signaling by Latrophilin/CIRL quenches cAMP in proprioceptive neurons

    Nicole Scholz et al.
    Metabotropic mechanosensing occurs through an adhesion-type G protein-coupled receptor.
    1. Cell Biology

    Bone Formation: Sensing the load

    Nele Haelterman, Joohyun Lim
    How does the skeleton detect and adapt to changes in the mechanical load it has to carry?
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Physical limits of flow sensing in the left-right organizer

    Rita R Ferreira et al.
    Large-scale in vivo imaging of the zebrafish left-right organizer (Kupffer's vesicle) combined with fluid dynamics calculations allows to quantitatively test the possible flow detection mechanisms and supports the flow transport of chemical signals as the mechanism of side determination.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Super-resolution microscopy reveals coupling between mammalian centriole subdistal appendages and distal appendages

    Weng Man Chong et al.
    Super-resolved architectural framework of subdistal appendages surprisingly reveals coupling between distal appendages and subdistal appendages.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Developmental Biology

    Distinct mechanisms regulating mechanical force-induced Ca2+ signals at the plasma membrane and the ER in human MSCs

    Tae-Jin Kim et al.
    Deep penetration and transmission of mechanical force to regulate ER functions depends on not only the passive cytoskeletal support, but also the active actomyosin contractility, which is dispensable for mechanotransduction at the plasma membrane.

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