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    1. Neuroscience

    AMPA receptor mediated synaptic excitation drives state-dependent bursting in Purkinje neurons of zebrafish larvae

    Mohini Sengupta, Vatsala Thirumalai
    In vivo recordings in unanesthetized zebrafish larvae show that Purkinje neurons have two stable membrane potential states and that climbing fiber inputs can toggle them to up states during motor episodes.
    1. Developmental Biology

    A novel mechanism of gland formation in zebrafish involving transdifferentiation of renal epithelial cells and live cell extrusion

    Richard W Naylor et al.
    A rare example of direct transdifferentiation is discovered in zebrafish in which kidney epithelial cells change into an endocrine gland and undergo live-cell extrusion from the renal tubule.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    TALE factors use two distinct functional modes to control an essential zebrafish gene expression program

    Franck Ladam et al.
    TALE transcription factors bind different genomic motifs and function together with different protein partners at different stages of zebrafish embryogenesis.
    1. Cancer Biology

    tp53 deficiency causes a wide tumor spectrum and increases embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma metastasis in zebrafish

    Myron S Ignatius et al.
    Syngeneic tp53-null zebrafish develop a wide range of tumors that engraft into recipient animals with loss of Tp53 leading to increased metastasis in embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS), likely accounting for increased aggression in TP53-inactivated human ERMS.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Dynamics of BMP signaling and distribution during zebrafish dorsal-ventral patterning

    Autumn P Pomreinke et al.
    Patterning of the dorsal-ventral axis in zebrafish is mediated by a graded source-sink mechanism in which diffusing BMP, produced from a ventrally biased source, is inhibited by dorsally-produced chordin.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Dissection of zebrafish shha function using site-specific targeting with a Cre-dependent genetic switch

    Kotaro Sugimoto et al.
    A versatile invertible gene trap vector is generated and inserted into a defined genomic locus in zebrafish via homologous recombination, demonstrating an efficient genetic approach to performing conditional knockout analysis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Tight Junction Protein 1a regulates pigment cell organisation during zebrafish colour patterning

    Andrey Fadeev et al.
    The changes in shape of iridophores that underlie adult colour pattern formation in zebrafish depend on the levels of Tight Junction Protein 1a in these cells.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Amotl2a interacts with the Hippo effector Yap1 and the Wnt/β-catenin effector Lef1 to control tissue size in zebrafish

    Sobhika Agarwala et al.
    The cell junction-associated protein Amotl2a controls tissue size in the zebrafish lateral line primordium by limiting the activity of the Hippo effector Yap1 and the Wnt effector Lef1.
    1. Neuroscience

    Norepinephrine is required to promote wakefulness and for hypocretin-induced arousal in zebrafish

    Chanpreet Singh et al.
    Experiments in genetically modified zebrafish that are unable to produce norepinephrine show that this neurotransmitter promotes wakefulness by mediating the effects of the neuropeptide hypocretin.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    zGrad is a nanobody-based degron system that inactivates proteins in zebrafish

    Naoya Yamaguchi et al.
    The F-box/anti-GFP nanobody fusion protein zGrad depletes GFP-tagged proteins with spatial and temporal control in zebrafish.