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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Germ layer-specific regulation of cell polarity and adhesion gives insight into the evolution of mesoderm

    Miguel Salinas-Saavedra et al.
    The expression of 'bilaterian-mesodermal’ genes changes the epithelial properties of the endomesoderm during the embryogenesis of the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural characterization of encapsulated ferritin provides insight into iron storage in bacterial nanocompartments

    Didi He et al.
    Encapsulin-associated ferritin proteins form metal-dependent decamers that are active as ferroxidase enzymes, but require encapsulation to form an iron store.
    1. Cell Biology

    Electron cryo-tomography provides insight into procentriole architecture and assembly mechanism

    Sam Li et al.
    A detailed description of the structure of procentriole MT triplet by cryoET, along with its associated non-tubulin proteins and its assembly intermediates, reveals possible molecular mechanism for the procentriole assembly.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    The mechanism of error induction by the antibiotic viomycin provides insight into the fidelity mechanism of translation

    Mikael Holm et al.
    The antibiotic viomycin induces errors during initial codon selection by the ribosome by locking the monitoring bases in their active conformation.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    A genetic, genomic, and computational resource for exploring neural circuit function

    Fred P Davis et al.
    Transcriptomes of cells in the Drosophila visual system combined with anatomy and other information reveal new functional insight into the visual circuit.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structure of the ATP-sensitive potassium channel illuminates mechanisms of assembly and gating

    Gregory M Martin et al.
    Single-particle cryo-electron microscopy reveals the first subnanometer structure of ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels, which provides insight into the structural mechanisms of channel assembly and gating.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Sorting nexin-27 regulates AMPA receptor trafficking through the synaptic adhesion protein LRFN2

    Kirsty J McMillan et al.
    An unbiased proteomic approach identifies a new regulator of AMPA receptor trafficking providing additional insight into synaptic transmission and plasticity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuromodulatory connectivity defines the structure of a behavioral neural network

    Feici Diao et al.
    Using targeted functional manipulations of neural activity to map neuromodulatory connections can deliver considerable insight into the functional architecture of a behaviorally important network even in the absence of information about its synaptic connectivity.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Ecology

    Lotka-Volterra pairwise modeling fails to capture diverse pairwise microbial interactions

    Babak Momeni et al.
    With mathematical modeling being an important source of insight for microbial communities, we may need to move beyond commonly-used pairwise models that do not capture microbial interactions.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A simple biophysical model emulates budding yeast chromosome condensation

    Tammy MK Cheng et al.
    A computational model of a yeast chromosome, based on first principles, recapitulates in vivo chromosome behavior, and thus provides unprecedented insight into what the inside of a chromosome is likely to look like.