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    1. Neuroscience

    Organization and function of Drosophila odorant binding proteins

    Nikki K Larter et al.
    A genetic analysis reveals that some olfactory sensilla of Drosophila do not require an abundant odorant binding protein and that one such protein may act in gain control.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Promoter nucleosome dynamics regulated by signalling through the CTD code

    Philippe Materne et al.
    Phosphorylation of the C-terminal domain (CTD) of RNA Polymerase II controls nucleosomes dynamics at specific promoters to regulate transcription.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Soluble PD-L1 generated by endogenous retroelement exaptation is a receptor antagonist

    Kevin W Ng et al.
    An ancient integration of an endogenous retroelement in the gene encoding PD-L1 is exapted to generate a soluble form that antagonises the suppressive function of the membrane-bound form.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Neural clocks and Neuropeptide F/Y regulate circadian gene expression in a peripheral metabolic tissue

    Renske Erion et al.
    Neuropeptide F/Y from neurons drives rhythmic expression of detoxification-related genes in a peripheral metabolic tissue in flies and mice.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Inverted formin 2 regulates intracellular trafficking, placentation, and pregnancy outcome

    Katherine Young Bezold Lamm et al.
    Loss of Inverted Formin-2 impairs intracellular trafficking and trophoblast invasion, resulting in maternal hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction, which represents a novel model of impaired placental invasion that encompasses critical aspects of the great obstetrical syndromes.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Codon usage biases co-evolve with transcription termination machinery to suppress premature cleavage and polyadenylation

    Zhipeng Zhou et al.
    Genetic and bioinformatic analyses uncover an unexpected role for codon usage biases in regulating gene expression at the transcriptional level by suppressing premature transcription termination.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Pask integrates hormonal signaling with histone modification via Wdr5 phosphorylation to drive myogenesis

    Chintan K Kikani et al.
    PASK phosphorylates Wdr5 to trigger epigenetic changes at lineage specifying promoters resulting in transcriptional derepression and differentiation of stem or progenitor cells.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    TP53 copy number expansion is associated with the evolution of increased body size and an enhanced DNA damage response in elephants

    Michael Sulak et al.
    Elephants escaped enhanced cancer susceptibility by evolving more master tumor suppressor genes.
    1. Cell Biology

    A microRNA negative feedback loop downregulates vesicle transport and inhibits fear memory

    Rebecca S Mathew et al.
    A fear conditioning-induced miRNA acts in a negative feedback loop that targets vesicle exocytosis and neurotransmitter receptor trafficking, and inhibits memory formation.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A comparative transcriptomic analysis of replicating and dormant liver stages of the relapsing malaria parasite Plasmodium cynomolgi

    Annemarie Voorberg-van der Wel et al.
    This comprehensive transcriptomic resource of dormant and replicating malaria liver parasites highlights the dearth of pathways that operate in the hypnozoites and the need to investigate druggability (i.e. selectivity and safety) of core pathways in malaria parasites.