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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. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    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
    2. Biophysics and Structural 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
    2. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    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. 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. Genes and Chromosomes

    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
    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. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    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.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    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. Genes and Chromosomes

    RNA-dependent stabilization of SUV39H1 at constitutive heterochromatin

    Whitney L Johnson et al.
    SUV39H1 histone methyltransferase directly binds chromosome associated RNA to promote constitutive heterochromatin formation.

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