130 results found
    1. Neuroscience

    Chronic social isolation reduces 5-HT neuronal activity via upregulated SK3 calcium-activated potassium channels

    Derya Sargin et al.
    Serotonin neurons in chronically isolated mice become less responsive to excitatory stimulation, but inhibiting a distinctive calcium-activated potassium channel can restore both neuronal activity and behavior.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Heterochromatin assembly by interrupted Sir3 bridges across neighboring nucleosomes

    Reza Behrouzi et al.
    Cooperative association of a histone-binding complex with pairs of appropriately modified nucleosomes, which form fundamental units of binding, mediates selective heterochromatin assembly and spreading.
    1. Neuroscience

    Salt-inducible kinase 3 regulates the mammalian circadian clock by destabilizing PER2 protein

    Naoto Hayasaka et al.
    Salt-inducible kinase 3 (SIK3) is an essential component of the mammalian circadian clock machinery, which governs robust circadian behavioral and other rhythms by destabilization of a core clock protein PER2 in a phosphorylation-dependent manner.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    The splicing regulator PTBP2 controls a program of embryonic splicing required for neuronal maturation

    Qin Li et al.
    PTBP2 ensures that adult protein variants are expressed only in mature neurons through regulation of alternative splicing during early neuronal development.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A trans-eQTL network regulates osteoclast multinucleation and bone mass

    Marie Pereira et al.
    MMnet is a conserved, trans-regulated gene network that controls skeletal homeostasis through osteoclast multinucleation and bone resorptive function.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Huntingtin’s spherical solenoid structure enables polyglutamine tract-dependent modulation of its structure and function

    Ravi Vijayvargia et al.
    Structural and biochemical analysis of full-length huntingtin protein illuminates the impact of the polyglutamine region on its structure and function.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Bidirectional regulation of glial potassium buffering – glioprotection versus neuroprotection

    Hailun Li et al.
    A neuromodulatory circuit bidirectionally regulates the glial capacity to buffer ions and water in response to changes in neuronal excitation in order to balance glial versus neuronal protection.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Deployment of a retinal determination gene network drives directed cell migration in the sea urchin embryo

    Megan L Martik, David R McClay
    The gene regulatory network controlling directed cell migration in a sea urchin is strikingly similar to a sub-circuit for eye development in Drosophila, suggesting that ancient systems-level controls may be adapted for diverse functions in different animals.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    An ancestral apical brain region contributes to the central complex under the control of foxQ2 in the beetle Tribolium

    Bicheng He et al.
    An ancestral apical brain center contributed to the evolution of the insect central complex requiring foxQ2, which is essential for the development of midline structures of the insect brain.

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