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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Distinct cytoskeletal proteins define zones of enhanced cell wall synthesis in Helicobacter pylori

    Jennifer A Taylor et al.
    The helical bacterium Helicobacter pylori patterns cell wall synthesis using two distinct cytoskeletal proteins, CcmA and MreB, to achieve its characteristic shape.
    1. Cell Biology

    Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is transported into mammalian mitochondria

    Antonio Davila et al.
    Stable isotope labeling reveals that NAD crosses the inner membrane of mammalian mitochondria via an unknown transporter.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genomic regions controlling shape variation in the first upper molar of the house mouse

    Luisa F Pallares et al.
    An association mapping in wild mice revealed the first candidate loci for within-population molar shape variation and the phenotypic impact of such candidate loci was quantified and validated.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Gdf3 is required for robust Nodal signaling during germ layer formation and left-right patterning

    Jose L Pelliccia et al.
    Genetic analyses demonstrate that Gdf3/Vg1 is a maternal effect gene required for robust Nodal signaling during different phases of embryogenesis including germ-layer formation, Kupffer's vesicle morphogenesis, and left-right patterning.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Head-to-tail interactions of the coiled-coil domains regulate ClpB activity and cooperation with Hsp70 in protein disaggregation

    Marta Carroni et al.
    Overcoming image-processing problems in the analysis of the ClpB chaperone provides a new structural model and regulatory mechanism, based on clear density for the coiled-coil domain and supported by various biochemical data.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    Zygotic pioneer factor activity of Odd-paired/Zic is necessary for late function of the Drosophila segmentation network

    Isabella V Soluri et al.
    Mechanisms for shaping the chromatin accessibility landscape operate during development to regulate how embryonic patterning information is interpreted at the level of gene regulatory networks.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Conserved noncoding transcription and core promoter regulatory code in early Drosophila development

    Philippe J Batut, Thomas R Gingeras
    Gene expression timing during Drosophila development is specified by multiple classes of RNA polymerase II core promoters, and the embryonic transcriptome includes thousands of evolutionarily conserved long noncoding RNAs.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Metabolic network rewiring of propionate flux compensates vitamin B12 deficiency in C. elegans

    Emma Watson et al.
    The roundworm C. elegans transcriptionally activates five genes comprising an alternate propionate breakdown pathway when dietary vitamin B12 is low or when the canonical pathway is compromised.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    The transition state and regulation of γ-TuRC-mediated microtubule nucleation revealed by single molecule microscopy

    Akanksha Thawani et al.
    Four αβ-tubulin dimers associate laterally on γ-TuRC to define the rate-limiting transition state for microtubule nucleation.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Adaptive substitutions underlying cardiac glycoside insensitivity in insects exhibit epistasis in vivo

    Andrew M Taverner et al.
    Genome engineering and phenotyping in vivo reveal surprising new features of adaptive amino acid substitutions that were previously inaccessible.