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    1. Neuroscience

    Slowing the body slows down time perception

    Rose De Kock et al.
    The perception of time is influenced by movement environments, with slower movements associated with shorter perceived time intervals.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Allosteric activation of SENP1 by SUMO1 β-grasp domain involves a dock-and-coalesce mechanism

    Jingjing Guo, Huan-Xiang Zhou
    Simulations of molecular dynamics suggest how the binding of the β-grasp domain of SUMO1 induces conformational and dynamic effects to activate SENP1.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Symbiont location, host fitness, and possible coadaptation in a symbiosis between social amoebae and bacteria

    Longfei Shu et al.
    Morphological and fitness defects imposed on amoebae hosts by Burkholderia symbionts demonstrates symbiont species-specific effects and provides evidence of host adaptation to naturally acquired symbionts.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Transcription initiation at a consensus bacterial promoter proceeds via a ‘bind-unwind-load-and-lock’ mechanism

    Abhishek Mazumder et al.
    Single-molecule fluorescence experiments reveal transcription initiation proceeds via a 'bind-unwind-load-and-lock' mechanism where promoter DNA unwinds outside the RNA polymerase (RNAP) cleft, the unwound template-DNA loads into the cleft, and RNAP 'locks' the template-DNA by closing the RNAP clamp module.
    1. Neuroscience

    A large fraction of neocortical myelin ensheathes axons of local inhibitory neurons

    Kristina D Micheva et al.
    Parvalbumin-positive inhibitory neurons in the cortex have insulating myelin sheathes, despite forming only short-range connections.
    1. Plant Biology

    Convergent recruitment of TALE homeodomain life cycle regulators to direct sporophyte development in land plants and brown algae

    Alok Arun et al.
    TALE homeodomain transcription factors have been independently recruited to regulate gametophyte to sporophyte transitions in two complex multicellular eukaryotic supergroups, land plants in Archaeplastida and brown algae in Chromalveolata.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Morphological and genomic shifts in mole-rat ‘queens’ increase fecundity but reduce skeletal integrity

    Rachel A Johnston et al.
    In cooperatively breeding Damaraland mole-rats, transitioning to 'queen' results in extensive gene regulatory and morphological remodeling, but also costs to skeletal integrity that scale with reproductive investment.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Phytotoxin production in Aspergillus terreus is regulated by independent environmental signals

    Markus Gressler et al.
    Elevated methionine levels, or a shortage of nitrogen or iron, induce terrein production in the fungus Aspergillus terreus.
    1. Neuroscience

    Functional and anatomical specificity in a higher olfactory centre

    Shahar Frechter et al.
    The Drosophila lateral horn, a higher olfactory brain area, contains >165 genetically defined cell types with stereotyped odour responses across animals and improved odor categorisation compared with their inputs.
    1. Cell Biology

    The human cytoplasmic dynein interactome reveals novel activators of motility

    William B Redwine et al.
    Using a proximity-dependent labeling approach in living cells, the human cytoplasmic dynein-1 interactome was identified and a new family of dynein activators, ninein and ninein-like, was discovered.