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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    CTP promotes efficient ParB-dependent DNA condensation by facilitating one-dimensional diffusion from parS

    Francisco de Asis Balaguer et al.
    Single-molecule methods reveal that cytidine triphosphate promotes DNA condensation specifically at bacterial centromeres by facilitating one-dimensional diffusion of ParB from parS sites.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    The neuronal calcium sensor Synaptotagmin-1 and SNARE proteins cooperate to dilate fusion pores

    Zhenyong Wu et al.
    During neurotransmitter release, calcium-induced membrane insertion of the C2B domain of Synaptotagmin re-orients the bound SNARE complex which dilates the fusion pore in a mechanical lever action.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Live imaging and biophysical modeling support a button-based mechanism of somatic homolog pairing in Drosophila

    Myron Barber Child VI et al.
    Biophysical modeling and quantitative live-cell imaging converge to show that the century-old puzzle of somatic homolog pairing in Drosophila operates via a button model.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Pioneer neutrophils release chromatin within in vivo swarms

    Hannah M Isles et al.
    Neutrophil swarms form around a single endogenous pioneer neutrophil in vivo, mediated by DNA release from pioneer neutrophils.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Somatic aging pathways regulate reproductive plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans

    Maria C Ow et al.
    Somatic aging and germline RNAi pathways promote inheritance of ancestral starvation memory through reallocation of fat storage in Caenorhabditis elegans.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    An actin-related protein that is most highly expressed in Drosophila testes is critical for embryonic development

    Courtney M Schroeder et al.
    Non-canonical ‘testis-specific’ actin-related protein (Arp), Arp53D, is critical for early embryonic development in Drosophila, revealing important roles for lineage-specific, divergent, testis-expressed non-canonical Arps outside the male germline in animals.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Crosstalk between repair pathways elicits double-strand breaks in alkylated DNA and implications for the action of temozolomide

    Robert P Fuchs et al.
    DNA lesions formed by alkylating agents trigger double-strand breaks, in the absence of replication, by the action of MMR and BER at nearby O-alkyl and N-alkyl adducts, respectively.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Cortex cis-regulatory switches establish scale colour identity and pattern diversity in Heliconius

    Luca Livraghi et al.
    The evolution of a butterfly mimetic phenotype is driven by modular cis-regulstory switches controlling a ‘hotspot’ gene.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Cavin3 released from caveolae interacts with BRCA1 to regulate the cellular stress response

    Kerrie-Ann McMahon et al.
    Cavin3 associates with BRCA1 upon disassembly of caveolae in response to mechanical and non-mechanical stressors to influence DNA repair and apoptosis.