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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Calcium influx through CRAC channels controls actin organization and dynamics at the immune synapse

    Catherine A Hartzell et al.
    By restricting actin polymerization to the perimeter of the immune synapse and promoting depolymerization, calcium influx drives centripetal actin flow, which confines CRAC channels and the endoplasmic reticulum to the synapse center.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    A generally conserved response to hypoxia in iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes from humans and chimpanzees

    Michelle C Ward, Yoav Gilad
    Evolutionarily conserved hypoxic stress response genes are depleted for association with expression quantitative trait loci.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Endothelial Ca2+ oscillations reflect VEGFR signaling-regulated angiogenic capacity in vivo

    Yasuhiro Yokota et al.
    Visualization and quantitative analyses of calcium ion oscillations in the endothelial cells of zebrafish embryos reveal how vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and Dll4/Notch signaling regulate sprouting angiogenesis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Oxidative stress induces stem cell proliferation via TRPA1/RyR-mediated Ca2+ signaling in the Drosophila midgut

    Chiwei Xu et al.
    In response to tissue damage, reactive oxygen species can be sensed by cation channels TRPA1/RyR to cause increases of cytosolic Ca2+ in intestinal stem cells, activating Ras/MAPK activity and stimulating stem cell proliferation in Drosophila.
    1. Neuroscience

    MCTP is an ER-resident calcium sensor that stabilizes synaptic transmission and homeostatic plasticity

    Özgür Genç et al.
    MCTP is a novel presynaptic calcium sensor, resident within the endoplasmic reticulum, that is required for normal baseline neurotransmission, short-term synaptic plasticity and presynaptic homeostatic plasticity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The endoplasmic reticulum, not the pH gradient, drives calcium refilling of lysosomes

    Abigail G Garrity et al.
    The endoplasmic reticulum serves as a direct and primary source of calcium ions for the lysosome.
    1. Cell Biology

    Ubiquilin1 promotes antigen-receptor mediated proliferation by eliminating mislocalized mitochondrial proteins

    Alexandra M Whiteley et al.
    Stimulation of cells with a mitochondria-depolarizing mitogen reveals a requirement for UBQLN1 expression in maintaining protein synthesis levels during cell cycle entry.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Near-infrared photoactivatable control of Ca2+ signaling and optogenetic immunomodulation

    Lian He et al.
    A near-infrared light-stimulable optogenetic platform enables remote and wireless manipulation of calcium signaling and immune responses both in vitro and in vivo to achieve tailored function.
    1. Cell Biology

    GRAM domain proteins specialize functionally distinct ER-PM contact sites in human cells

    Marina Besprozvannaya et al.
    Functionally distinct ER-PM domains in human cells are defined by conserved GRAM domain containing proteins.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Mechanism and consequence of abnormal calcium homeostasis in Rett syndrome astrocytes

    Qiping Dong et al.
    Increased spontaneous calcium activity in Rett syndrome astrocytes is a key cell-autonomous phenotype that affects synaptic function and network activity.