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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    NOCA-1 functions with γ-tubulin and in parallel to Patronin to assemble non-centrosomal microtubule arrays in C. elegans

    Shaohe Wang et al.
    The C. elegans ninein homolog NOCA-1 is important for the assembly of non-centrosomal microtubule arrays required for embryo production, nuclear positioning and larval development.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Dual histone methyl reader ZCWPW1 facilitates repair of meiotic double strand breaks in male mice

    Mohamed Mahgoub et al.
    The meiotic recombination landscape in vertebrates was re-engineered via the co-evolution of a dual histone H3K4/H3K36 methylation 'writer' PRDM9 and its 'reader' ZCWPW1 that facilitates efficient double strand break repair.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The AAA ATPase Vps4 binds ESCRT-III substrates through a repeating array of dipeptide-binding pockets

    Han Han et al.
    A 3.2 Å resolution structure of Vps4 provides a detailed model for protein substrate binding and translocation by AAA ATPases.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure and mechanism of a phage-encoded SAM lyase revises catalytic function of enzyme family

    Xiaohu Guo et al.
    The first structure of a bacteriophage-encoded S-adenosyl methionine degrading enzyme was solved and demonstrated to catalyze a unimolecular lyase reaction occurring at the domain interface of a trimeric structure.
    1. Neuroscience

    Emotional faces guide the eyes in the absence of awareness

    Petra Vetter et al.
    When emotional faces are rendered invisible, our eyes look towards fearful faces and away from angry faces.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structure of bacterial cytoplasmic chemoreceptor arrays and implications for chemotactic signaling

    Ariane Briegel et al.
    Bacterial cytoplasmic chemoreceptors assemble into a sandwich of two hexagonally packed arrays.
    1. Neuroscience

    Perceptually relevant remapping of human somatotopy in 24 hours

    James Kolasinski et al.
    A combination of 7 tesla fMRI and psychophysics revealed the reorganisation of the human somatosensory cortex and changes in tactile perceptual abilities after just 24 hours of altered hand use.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Organic electrochemical transistor arrays for real-time mapping of evoked neurotransmitter release in vivo

    Kai Xie et al.
    An implantable device based on organic electrochemical transistors is developed for quantitative mapping of neurotransmitter release across multiple brain regions, revealing a cross-talk between the mesolimbic and nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathways.
    1. Neuroscience

    Localized hypoxia within the subgranular zone determines the early survival of newborn hippocampal granule cells

    Christina Chatzi et al.
    Neural progenitors reside in relative low oxygen in the subgranular zone (SGZ), and the higher tissue oxygen levels that these cells must face as they migrate away from the hypoxic areas and differentiate appear to cause oxidative damage and an early phase of cell death.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)5 ameliorates influenza infection via inhibition of EGFR signaling

    Lukasz Kedzierski et al.
    The intracellular SOCS5 protein has a unique and key role in restraining influenza A infection by regulating epidermal growth factor receptor signaling in airway epithelial cells.