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    1. Neuroscience

    Doc2B acts as a calcium sensor for vesicle priming requiring synaptotagmin-1, Munc13-2 and SNAREs

    Sébastien Houy et al.
    Doc2B functions in two distinct vesicle priming steps; membrane localization occludes upstream Ca2+-dependent priming, whereas Ca2+-binding and interaction with synaptotagmin-1, SNAREs, and Munc13-2 are involved in downstream priming, which makes vesicles readily releasable.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ion Channels: Solving a specificity mystery

    Sanduo Zheng, Andrew C Kruse
    Differences in the kinetics of G protein activation can explain why only some receptors can activate potassium ion channels called GIRKs.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Non-classical amine recognition evolved in a large clade of olfactory receptors

    Qian Li et al.
    Fish trace amine-associated receptors evolved a novel structural motif that enables the detection of chemically diverse amine odors in a non-canonical 'inverted' orientation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Identification of a Munc13-sensitive step in chromaffin cell large dense-core vesicle exocytosis

    Kwun Nok M Man et al.
    Munc13 proteins are key determinants of large dense-core vesicle (LDCV)-dependent catecholamine release in chromaffin cells.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The evolutionary origin of bilaterian smooth and striated myocytes

    Thibaut Brunet et al.
    Molecular profiling of annelid myocytes reveals that the last common protostome-deuterostome ancestor already possessed a dual musculature, with visceral smooth muscles ensuring digestion and somatic striated muscles ensuring locomotion.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Venous endothelin modulates responsiveness of cardiac sympathetic axons to arterial semaphorin

    Denise M Poltavski et al.
    Second-order guidance, a novel mechanism by which an initial guidance cue controls expression of a second guidance receptor, is required for precise refinement of axon trajectories during PNS development.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Developmental Biology

    HIF-2α is essential for carotid body development and function

    David Macias et al.
    Genetic and physiological analyses demonstrate the essential role of the transcription factor HIF-2alpha in the sympathetic nervous system control of the ventilatory response to hypoxia.
    1. Neuroscience

    The murine catecholamine methyltransferase mTOMT is essential for mechanotransduction by cochlear hair cells

    Christopher L Cunningham et al.
    Murine TOMT is essential for transport of mechanotransduction components to stereocilia in cochlear hair cells.
    1. Neuroscience

    An essential role of acetylcholine-glutamate synergy at habenular synapses in nicotine dependence

    Silke Frahm et al.
    Local elimination of acetylcholine synthesis in habenular neurons demonstrates a key role for vesicular synergy and neurotransmitter co-release in nicotine dependence.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Capillary pericytes mediate coronary no-reflow after myocardial ischaemia

    Fergus M O'Farrell et al.
    Lack of reperfusion of cardiac capillaries, when an upstream artery is unblocked following heart attack, reflects contractile pericytes constricting capillaries and preventing blood flow, implying that cardiac pericytes are a therapeutic target for treating cardiac ischaemia.

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