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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    The human coronavirus HCoV-229E S-protein structure and receptor binding

    Zhijie Li et al.
    The HCoV-229E coronavirus S-protein accommodates extensive mutational change and possesses hydrophilic subunit interfaces in the S2 region, features that provide new insights into immune evasion, cross-species transmission and membrane fusion.
    1. Cell Biology

    The unfolded protein response and endoplasmic reticulum protein targeting machineries converge on the stress sensor IRE1

    Diego Acosta-Alvear et al.
    The coordination of protein targeting to the endoplasmic reticulum and the unfolded protein response through the stress sensor IRE1 ensures quality control of the secreted and transmembrane proteomes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Discovery of novel determinants of endothelial lineage using chimeric heterokaryons

    Wing Tak Wong et al.
    Bioinformatic analysis of gene expression in chimeric heterokaryons can identify novel regulators of cell lineage.
    1. Medicine

    Neuropathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection

    Shumayila Khan, James Gomes
    Clinical data of SARS-CoV-2 patients presenting atypical symptoms must be recorded systematically to support continuing research investigating neurological complications associated with COVID-19.
    1. Cell Biology

    ACE2: Evidence of role as entry receptor for SARS-CoV-2 and implications in comorbidities

    Natalia Zamorano Cuervo, Nathalie Grandvaux
    Despite evidence that ACE2 is the receptor for SARS-CoV-2, its limited expression in the respiratory system challenges the uniqueness of this entry route and role in the multifaceted COVID-19.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Increasing heart vascularisation after myocardial infarction using brain natriuretic peptide stimulation of endothelial and WT1+ epicardial cells

    Na Li et al.
    Brain natriuretic peptide supplementation can increase cardiac neovascularization in infarcted hearts by stimulating endogenous endothelial cell proliferation and proliferation of precursor cells, which will differentiate into endothelial cells.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 viral entry upon blocking N- and O-glycan elaboration

    Qi Yang et al.
    A critical role for glycosylation on viral entry and methods to use this knowledge to reduce SARS-CoV-2 infectivity has been demonstrated.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    Does the human placenta express the canonical cell entry mediators for SARS-CoV-2?

    Roger Pique-Regi et al.
    The human placenta negligibly co-expresses the transcripts encoding the canonical cell-entry mediators for SARS-CoV-2, which explains why mothers with COVID-19 rarely transmit the virus to the fetus.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Protein polyglutamylation catalyzed by the bacterial calmodulin-dependent pseudokinase SidJ

    Alan Sulpizio et al.
    The pseudokinase-like Legionella effector SidJ catalyzes the glutamylation of bacterial ubiquitin ligases in a calmodulin-dependent manner.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Transcriptional and epigenomic landscapes of CNS and non-CNS vascular endothelial cells

    Mark F Sabbagh et al.
    Genome-wide integration of transcriptome, accessible chromatin, and DNA methylome data from vascular endothelial cells lays the foundation for understanding the gene regulatory circuits that generate organ-specific vascular specialization.