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    1. Neuroscience

    Fast two-photon imaging of subcellular voltage dynamics in neuronal tissue with genetically encoded indicators

    Simon Chamberland et al.
    The combination of a new genetically encoded voltage indicator and fast two-photon imaging methods enables detection of rapid neural electrical activity in organotypic slice cultures and in living flies.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Lamellipodin promotes actin assembly by clustering Ena/VASP proteins and tethering them to actin filaments

    Scott D Hansen, R Dyche Mullins
    Lamellipodin, an important regulator of cytoskeletal and assembly cell migration, enhances the activity of Ena/VASP family actin polymerases by clustering them on leading-edge membranes and tethering them to actin filaments.
    1. Neuroscience

    Nanodomain coupling explains Ca2+ independence of transmitter release time course at a fast central synapse

    Itaru Arai, Peter Jonas
    Ca2+ channels and release sensors at a fast central synapse are tightly coupled, which minimizes the effect of extracellular Ca2+ concentration on the timing of transmitter release.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Single-fluorophore membrane transport activity sensors with dual-emission read-out

    Cindy Ast et al.
    Building on previous work (De Michele et al., 2013), we report the development of dual-emission AmTrac sensors for in vivo analysis of transporter activity.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Evolved differences in larval social behavior mediated by novel pheromones

    Joshua D Mast et al.
    A novel pheromone/receptor neuron pair mediates attraction between Drosophila larvae, and evolved differences in pheromone signaling underlie changes in social behavior between drosophilid species.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Asexual reproduction reduces transposable element load in experimental yeast populations

    Jens Bast et al.
    Sexual reproduction is responsible for the evolutionary success of selfish transposable elements.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanistic signs of double-barreled structure in a fluoride ion channel

    Nicholas B Last et al.
    Combining crystal structures with single-pore analysis of Fluc-family fluoride channel mutants demonstrates that Fluc channels have two separate fluoride ion permeation pathways within the channel complex.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular determinants of permeation in a fluoride-specific ion channel

    Nicholas B Last et al.
    The ion-transport pathway of an unconventional bacterial fluoride channel is mapped out through combined crystallographic and functional experiments.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    FOXP2 exhibits projection neuron class specific expression, but is not required for multiple aspects of cortical histogenesis

    Ryan J Kast et al.
    Foxp2 is dispensable for several features of cortical development that were previously considered to depend on its function.