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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Digital signaling decouples activation probability and population heterogeneity

    Ryan A Kellogg et al.
    Digital NF-κB signaling achieves orthogonal control over the probability of activation (percentage of activated cells) and dynamic response heterogeneity in the population via the area and shape of the input profile.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Dynamic control of gene regulatory logic by seemingly redundant transcription factors

    Zohreh AkhavanAghdam et al.
    Seemingly redundant homologous transcription factors play distinct and cooperative roles in time-dependent combinatorial gene regulation and enable dynamic control of heterogeneity in the gene responses to environmental stresses.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Topologically correct synthetic reconstruction of pathogen social behavior found during Yersinia growth in deep tissue sites

    Stacie A Clark et al.
    Tissue infection by an extracellular pathogen is recapitulated by encasing a bacterial colony within a droplet gel to allow immune cell attack, driving spatially-controlled microbial social behavior.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Modulation of formin processivity by profilin and mechanical tension

    Luyan Cao et al.
    Profilin helps to maintain formin at the growing barbed end of an actin filament, while piconewton mechanical tension drastically enhances formin dissociation from the barbed end.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Mapping out Min protein patterns in fully confined fluidic chambers

    Yaron Caspi, Cees Dekker
    The geometry selection rules of dynamic Min protein patterns are determined in fully confined fluidic chambers, showing that both oscillations and running waves are derivatives of spiral rotations that are established as the majority pattern.
    1. Cell Biology

    DNA damage checkpoint activation impairs chromatin homeostasis and promotes mitotic catastrophe during aging

    Matthew M Crane et al.
    Activation of a DNA-damage cell cycle checkpoint during aging causes genome instability and senescence in yeast mother cells.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Limits on information transduction through amplitude and frequency regulation of transcription factor activity

    Anders S Hansen, Erin K O'Shea
    The ability of cells to transmit information encoded in signaling dynamics is fundamentally limited by the gene decoding step.
    1. Neuroscience

    Multiple neuronal networks coordinate Hydra mechanosensory behavior

    Krishna N Badhiwala et al.
    Despite lacking traditional ganglia or centralization, the Hydra nervous system computes sensorimotor responses via localized neuron ensembles.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Presynaptic APP levels and synaptic homeostasis are regulated by Akt phosphorylation of huntingtin

    Julie Bruyère et al.
    Reducing Akt-mediated huntingtin phosphorylation decreases APP accumulation at the synapse by reducing its anterograde axonal transport and ameliorates learning and memory in a mouse model of familial Alzheimer disease.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Mechanism of bidirectional thermotaxis in Escherichia coli

    Anja Paulick et al.
    The interplay between the opposing responses mediated by different chemoreceptors enables bacteria to swim towards a preferred temperature.