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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    BipA exerts temperature-dependent translational control of biofilm-associated colony morphology in Vibrio cholerae

    Teresa del Peso Santos et al.
    Vibrio cholerae uses a conserved ribosome assembly factor to repress biofilm formation at low temperatures.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    SNPC-1.3 is a sex-specific transcription factor that drives male piRNA expression in C. elegans

    Charlotte P Choi et al.
    snpc-1.3 specifies male piRNA transcription and is regulated by the sex determination pathway.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Chemical genetics and proteome-wide site mapping reveal cysteine MARylation by PARP-7 on immune-relevant protein targets

    Kelsie M Rodriguez et al.
    A combined chemical genetics, proximity labeling, and ADP-ribose site mapping approach shows that PARP-7 mono-ADP-ribosylates immune-relevant proteins on cysteine amino acids.
    1. Cancer Biology

    SATB2 induction of a neural crest mesenchyme-like program drives melanoma invasion and drug resistance

    Maurizio Fazio et al.
    A genetic discovery screen for epigenetic factors accelerating melanoma development in vivo identifies SATB2 as a driver of tumor invasion and resistance to FDA-approved BRAF-targeted inhibitor Vemurafenib.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The human origin recognition complex is essential for pre-RC assembly, mitosis, and maintenance of nuclear structure

    Hsiang-Chen Chou et al.
    The initiation of human genome replication requires the six-subunit origin recognition complex (ORC) and CDC6, with ORC playing additional roles during mitosis and in organization of the cell nucleus.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Pancreatic progenitor epigenome maps prioritize type 2 diabetes risk genes with roles in development

    Ryan J Geusz et al.
    Analysis of epigenome maps from human pancreatic progenitors and functional validation in zebrafish identify LAMA1 and CRB2 as type 2 diabetes risk-associated genes with roles in pancreatic development.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Stem cell transplantation rescued a primary open-angle glaucoma mouse model

    Siqi Xiong et al.
    Stem cell transplantation reduces intraocular pressure and preserves retinal ganglion cell function in a mouse glaucoma model, which could lead to a novel therapy for glaucoma to preserve vision.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Dimerisation of the PICTS complex via LC8/Cut-up drives co-transcriptional transposon silencing in Drosophila

    Evelyn L Eastwood et al.
    Heterochromatin formation at transposon loci depends on dimerisation of the effector complex that elicits co-transcriptional silencing and this requirement is fulfilled by co-option of the conserved dimerisation hub protein, Cut-up/LC8.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Diverse viral proteases activate the NLRP1 inflammasome

    Brian V Tsu et al.
    Proteases from diverse viruses, the first described pathogen-encoded activators of human NLRP1, cleave NLRP1 at a sequence that mimics the viral polyprotein, resulting in inflammasome activation and pro-inflammatory cytokine release.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Celsr1 adhesive interactions mediate the asymmetric organization of planar polarity complexes

    Sara N Stahley et al.
    Planar cell polarity protein Celsr1 clusters into punctate assemblies through lateral cis-interactions to function as an organizer of intercellular Frizzled6 and Vangl2 asymmetry.