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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
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    Structural insights into the molecular mechanisms of myasthenia gravis and their therapeutic implications

    Kaori Noridomi et al.
    Autoantibodies from myasthenia gravis patients bind a common core region on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor through a largely conserved mechanism.
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    Sleep: Up all night on a redeye flight

    Leslie C Griffith
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    Connectomics: A network for swimming

    Yee Lian Chew, William R Schafer
    A map of a neuronal circuit in a marine worm reveals how simple networks of neurons can control behavior.
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    Pauses in cholinergic interneuron firing exert an inhibitory control on striatal output in vivo

    Stefano Zucca et al.
    Optogenetics and in vivo recordings in mice reveal that pauses in cholinergic interneurons offer an alternative mechanism to inhibit subthreshold and suprathreshold events of spiny projection neurons.
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    Neurexin directs partner-specific synaptic connectivity in C. elegans

    Alison Philbrook et al.
    Investigation of synapse development using a single neuron system illuminates how individual neurons specify connectivity with their postsynaptic partners and the central role of the synaptic organizer neurexin in this process.
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    Coordination of rapid cholinergic and dopaminergic signaling in striatum during spontaneous movement

    Mark Howe et al.
    Optical recordings reveal previously unknown neuromodulator dynamics in the striatum during animal movements that suggest a new interpretation of the underpinnings of bradykinetic movements exhibited in Parkinson's Disease patients.
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    Sound exposure dynamically induces dopamine synthesis in cholinergic LOC efferents for feedback to auditory nerve fibers

    Jingjing Sherry Wu et al.
    Based on the animal’s recent history of sound exposure, cholinergic auditory brainstem neurons dynamically regulate dopamine synthesis for inhibitory feedback to the inner ear.
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    Drosophila larval to pupal switch under nutrient stress requires IP3R/Ca2+ signalling in glutamatergic interneurons

    Siddharth Jayakumar et al.
    The transformation of fruit fly larvae into pupae provides insights into the processes that enable animals to survive periods of food shortage.
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    Identification of Redeye, a new sleep-regulating protein whose expression is modulated by sleep amount

    Mi Shi et al.
    A gene found in Drosophila, and named redeye, encodes a protein that accumulates during sleep deprivation and forms part of the homeostatic system that promotes and maintains sleep.