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  1. July 2013

    Episode 2: July 2013

    In this episode we hear about plants doing maths, the evolution of cancer, why blood vessels don'€™t grow in the retina, the immune system and more.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Cell Biology

    Cortical flow aligns actin filaments to form a furrow

    Anne-Cecile Reymann et al.
    Compressing the actomyosin network by cortical flow causes filaments to align and form a constricting ring.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Lis1 regulates dynein by sterically blocking its mechanochemical cycle

    Katerina Toropova et al.
    Structural and functional studies reveal how a ubiquitous regulator of dynein keeps the microtubule-based motor in a persistent track-bound state.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Codon optimization underpins generalist parasitism in fungi

    Thomas Badet et al.
    Codon optimization through biased synonymous substitutions is a characteristic feature of the genomes of generalist fungal parasites and is associated with the colonization of multiple hosts.
    1. Cell Biology

    Integrated control of transporter endocytosis and recycling by the arrestin-related protein Rod1 and the ubiquitin ligase Rsp5

    Michel Becuwe, Sébastien Léon
    A novel regulatory step in the endocytic pathway, which occurs post-internalization, takes place at the trans-Golgi network and involves the arrestin-related protein Rod1 and the ubiquitin ligase Rsp5.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The nucleosomal barrier to promoter escape by RNA polymerase II is overcome by the chromatin remodeler Chd1

    Peter J Skene et al.
    The ATP-dependent chromatin remodeler Chd1 controls nucleosome turnover to allow RNA Polymerase to transcribe in vivo.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A non-canonical mechanism for Crm1-export cargo complex assembly

    Ute Fischer et al.
    Slx9 is a newly discovered type of RanGTP-binding protein required for Crm1-mediated nuclear export.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A molecular model for the role of SYCP3 in meiotic chromosome organisation

    Johanna Liinamaria Syrjänen et al.
    A structural and biochemical study of human SYCP3 provides the first molecular model for the three-dimensional organisation that is imposed upon chromosomal DNA during meiosis and is essential for genetic exchange and fertility.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A conserved function for pericentromeric satellite DNA

    Madhav Jagannathan et al.
    Satellite DNA mediates clustering of multiple chromosomes via formation of chromocenter to encapsulate the full complement of the genome into a single nucleus.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    PHF13 is a molecular reader and transcriptional co-regulator of H3K4me2/3

    Ho-Ryun Chung et al.
    PHF13 interacts with transcriptional complexes containing RNA polymerase II to recruit/stabilize them at H3K4me2/3 containing active or bivalent promoters.

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