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    1. Developmental Biology

    Meru couples planar cell polarity with apical-basal polarity during asymmetric cell division

    Jennifer J Banerjee et al.
    Meru is a factor that provides tissue-specific information to the core polarity machinery by linking planar to apical-basal polarity in asymmetrically dividing sensory organ precursors.
    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. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    bMERB domains are bivalent Rab8 family effectors evolved by gene duplication

    Amrita Rai et al.
    A human three-helix Rab-binding domain can potentially bind to two Rab proteins simultaneously with different affinities at binding sites generated by gene duplication.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    De-repression of the RAC activator ELMO1 in cancer stem cells drives progression of TGFβ-deficient squamous cell carcinoma from transition zones

    Heather A McCauley et al.
    A new mechanism connects the loss of TGFβ signaling with invasion and metastasis in highly malignant transition zone tumors.
    1. Cell Biology

    Degradation of Gadd45 mRNA by nonsense-mediated decay is essential for viability

    Jonathan O Nelson et al.
    Excess expression of the Gadd45 mRNA accounts for lethality when nonsense-mediated decay is lost in Drosophila and mammalian cells, revealing that this pathway is a critical gene regulatory mechanism.
    1. Neuroscience

    Restoration of Mecp2 expression in GABAergic neurons is sufficient to rescue multiple disease features in a mouse model of Rett syndrome

    Kerstin Ure et al.
    Genetically restoring Mecp2 expression only in GABAergic neurons in a mouse model of Rett syndrome improves inhibitory signaling, extends lifespan and rescues most but not all behavioral deficits.
    1. Cell Biology

    SAV1 promotes Hippo kinase activation through antagonizing the PP2A phosphatase STRIPAK

    Sung Jun Bae et al.
    The scaffold protein SAV1 counteracts PP2A to activate Hippo kinases.

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