1,149 results found
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    A tissue-like platform for studying engineered quiescent human T-cells’ interactions with dendritic cells

    Enas Abu-Shah et al.
    The use of advanced 3D culture systems with engineered quiescent human T-cells, mimicking in vivo cellular dynamics, paves the way to a new era of much needed pre-clinical research tools.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Transposase-assisted tagmentation of RNA/DNA hybrid duplexes

    Bo Lu et al.
    Tn5 transposase has direct tagmentation activity towards RNA/DNA hybrids, which is harnessed as a more convenient and faster RNA-seq library construction method and will benefit RNA and chromatin research.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    RNA-programmed genome editing in human cells

    Martin Jinek et al.
    A bacterial protein can be programmed with short RNA molecules to stimulate genome editing at specific sites in human cells.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Synthekines are surrogate cytokine and growth factor agonists that compel signaling through non-natural receptor dimers

    Ignacio Moraga et al.
    Synthetic cytokines engage new signaling programs with therapeutic potential.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Detection and manipulation of live antigen-expressing cells using conditionally stable nanobodies

    Jonathan CY Tang et al.
    A straightforward, rapid and generalizable strategy uses modified nanobodies to convert intracellular protein detection into desired biological activities in cells and animals.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Selection of chromosomal DNA libraries using a multiplex CRISPR system

    Owen W Ryan et al.
    An optimized CRISPR-Cas9 system enables multiplexed genome engineering for evolving biomolecules and pathways from chromosomally integrated DNA libraries.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Tunable protein synthesis by transcript isoforms in human cells

    Stephen N Floor, Jennifer A Doudna
    Measurements of transcript isoform specific translation across the human genome reveal that isoforms from the same gene can differ in protein production by two orders of magnitude.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    A new synthetic biology approach allows transfer of an entire metabolic pathway from a medicinal plant to a biomass crop

    Paulina Fuentes et al.
    A combination of chloroplast transformation with nuclear transformation and large-scale metabolic screening of supertransformed plant lines has enabled an entire biochemical pathway to be transferred from a medicinal plant to a high-biomass crop.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Reprogramming the antigen specificity of B cells using genome-editing technologies

    James E Voss et al.
    Antibody paratopes can be added to the human repertoire by CRISPR-Cas9 editing of B lymphocytes using a strategy that allows for hypermutation and class switching of resulting B cell receptors.
    1. Cancer Biology

    CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis invalidates a putative cancer dependency targeted in on-going clinical trials

    Ann Lin et al.
    A putative therapeutic target undergoing clinical trials in breast cancer is non-essential and the drug used in those trials blocks cell division through an off-target effect.

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