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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    A role for phagocytosis in inducing cell death during thymocyte negative selection

    Nadia S Kurd et al.
    Self-reactive thymocyte death is most efficient when peptide-presenting cells are phagocytic, and blocking phagocytosis inhibits self-reactive thymocyte death, suggesting that phagocytes play central roles during thymocyte negative selection.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Arterial smooth muscle cell PKD2 (TRPP1) channels regulate systemic blood pressure

    Simon Bulley et al.
    Arterial myocyte PKD2 channels are activated by vasoconstrictor stimuli, which increases blood pressure, are upregulated during hypertension and cell-specific knockout in vivo reduces both physiological blood pressure and hypertension.
    1. Neuroscience

    A high-throughput neurohistological pipeline for brain-wide mesoscale connectivity mapping of the common marmoset

    Meng Kuan Lin et al.
    A systematic high-throughput neurohistological and computational pipeline for marmoset which establishes a foundational setup in brain mapping and circuit tracing to support current and emerging research in primate studies.
    1. Neuroscience

    Developmental 'awakening' of primary motor cortex to the sensory consequences of movement

    James C Dooley, Mark S Blumberg
    Early in development, before neurons in primary motor cortex are involved in motor control, they undergo a rapid transition in how they process sensory information following sleep and wake movements.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Patient-specific mutations impair BESTROPHIN1’s essential role in mediating Ca2+-dependent Cl- currents in human RPE

    Yao Li et al.
    A multidisciplinary platform featured by patient-derived RPEs is established to study the disease-causing mechanisms of BEST1 mutations, and demonstrates gene-supplemented rescue of the mutation-caused deficiency in Ca2+-dependent Cl- current in human RPE.
    1. Neuroscience

    A neural circuit mechanism for regulating vocal variability during song learning in zebra finches

    Jonathan Garst-Orozco et al.
    By demonstrating song learning-related synaptic strengthening and pruning in the vocal control circuits of songbirds, and showing how such changes can reduce the sensitivity of the circuit to ‘noisy’ inputs, a simple neural circuit mechanism for regulating motor variability during motor skill learning is identified.
    1. Neuroscience

    The computation of directional selectivity in the Drosophila OFF motion pathway

    Eyal Gruntman et al.
    ON and OFF visual motion is computed with the same algorithm despite differences in circuit architecture.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Repression of ferritin light chain translation by human eIF3

    Mia C Pulos-Holmes et al.
    Human ferritin light chain (FTL) mRNA translation is regulated via its 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR) by three mechanisms: RNA folding, iron response protein binding, and eukaryotic translation initiation factor eIF3 binding.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuronal morphologies built for reliable physiology in a rhythmic motor circuit

    Adriane G Otopalik et al.
    Neurite geometry enables expansive and highly-branched neuronal structures to operate like single electrical compartments and simple linear integrators.
    1. Neuroscience

    Gi/o protein-coupled receptors in dopamine neurons inhibit the sodium leak channel NALCN

    Fabian Philippart, Zayd M Khaliq
    The sodium leak NALCN channel functions as a core effector of GABA-B and D2 receptors that is used along with GIRK channels to regulate action potential firing in dopamine neurons.