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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Gradient-independent Wnt signaling instructs asymmetric neurite pruning in C. elegans

    Menghao Lu, Kota Mizumoto
    Genetic analyses revealed the critical role of local Wnt in neuronal patterning by instructing neurite pruning.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A global change in RNA polymerase II pausing during the Drosophila midblastula transition

    Kai Chen et al.
    The first zygotic genes are transcribed without RNA polymerase II pausing from a TATA-enriched promoter.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Kinesin-4 KIF21B is a potent microtubule pausing factor

    Wilhelmina E van Riel et al.
    Kinesin-4 KIF21B combines a processive motor activity with two non-motor microtubule-binding domains and an autoregulatory region to induce pausing of microtubule plus ends.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Patronin governs minus-end-out orientation of dendritic microtubules to promote dendrite pruning in Drosophila

    Yan Wang et al.
    A minus-end-binding stabilizes minus-end-out microtubules in dendrites, which are required for dendrite-specific pruning during neuronal remodelling.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome-wide dynamics of Pol II elongation and its interplay with promoter proximal pausing, chromatin, and exons

    Iris Jonkers et al.
    The elongation rate of RNA Polymerase II varies greatly between and along genes, as this enzyme accelerates from stable pausing to rapid elongation within genes, and is influenced by CG-content, exons and chromatin.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Reporter-ChIP-nexus reveals strong contribution of the Drosophila initiator sequence to RNA polymerase pausing

    Wanqing Shao et al.
    Reporter-ChIP-nexus captures paused Pol II on transfected plasmids and shows that pausing stability is influenced by core promoter sequences, especially by the initiator with a G at +2 position.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Synaptic pruning in the female hippocampus is triggered at puberty by extrasynaptic GABAA receptors on dendritic spines

    Sonia Afroz et al.
    Extrasynaptic GABAA receptors that emerge at puberty trigger adolescent synaptic pruning; pruning is prevented and cognition is impaired if the receptors are absent.
    1. Neuroscience

    Native KCC2 interactome reveals PACSIN1 as a critical regulator of synaptic inhibition

    Vivek Mahadevan et al.
    Unbiased functional proteomics reveal that protein interactions are a key regulator of the strength of synaptic inhibition in neurons of the central nervous system.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    CDK9-dependent RNA polymerase II pausing controls transcription initiation

    Saskia Gressel et al.
    CDK9 inhibition in human cells uncovers that Pol II pause duration regulates the frequency of productive transcription initiation.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Rett-causing mutations reveal two domains critical for MeCP2 function and for toxicity in MECP2 duplication syndrome mice

    Laura Dean Heckman et al.
    Transgenic mice with Rett-causing mutations in MeCP2 reveal that a basic cluster in the C-terminus of the protein binds DNA and that both the methyl-CpG binding domain and the transcriptional repression domain are necessary to elicit toxicity in MECP2 duplication syndrome.

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