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    1. Cell Biology

    The genomic landscape of human cellular circadian variation points to a novel role for the signalosome

    Ludmila Gaspar et al.
    Cellular genetics highlights differences in protein catabolism in general, and the COP9 signalosome in particular, as one major source of human cellular circadian variation.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Connexin-43-dependent ATP release mediates macrophage activation during sepsis

    Michel Dosch et al.
    Autocrine activation of macrophages is modulated by Connexin-43-mediated ATP release in response to TLR-4 and -2 agonists in a P2Y1-dependent manner, ultimately determining sepsis survival.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The skin is a significant but overlooked anatomical reservoir for vector-borne African trypanosomes

    Paul Capewell et al.
    African trypanosomes residing within the skin of infected humans represent an important yet overlooked transmissible parasite population that may thwart efforts to eliminate African sleeping sickness.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Usf1, a suppressor of the circadian Clock mutant, reveals the nature of the DNA-binding of the CLOCK:BMAL1 complex in mice

    Kazuhiro Shimomura et al.
    A gene that codes for a transcription factor that is involved in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism also has a role in the regulation of circadian rhythms.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Diverse deep-sea anglerfishes share a genetically reduced luminous symbiont that is acquired from the environment

    Lydia J Baker et al.
    Environmental transmission is atypical of symbionts that have undergone genome degradation, yet genetically reduced deep-sea anglerfish symbionts likely persist in the deep sea biome in search of a new host.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular basis of signaling specificity between GIRK channels and GPCRs

    Kouki K Touhara, Roderick MacKinnon
    A single kinetic step in the G protein activation cycle determines whether a G protein-coupled receptor activates G protein-gated K+ channels or not.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A model symbiosis reveals a role for sheathed-flagellum rotation in the release of immunogenic lipopolysaccharide

    Caitlin A Brennan et al.
    Both beneficial and pathogenic bacteria can use their sheathed flagella during host colonization as a novel toxin-/signal-delivery mechanism.
    1. Neuroscience

    Salt-inducible kinase 3 regulates the mammalian circadian clock by destabilizing PER2 protein

    Naoto Hayasaka et al.
    Salt-inducible kinase 3 (SIK3) is an essential component of the mammalian circadian clock machinery, which governs robust circadian behavioral and other rhythms by destabilization of a core clock protein PER2 in a phosphorylation-dependent manner.
    1. Cancer Biology

    BRET-based RAS biosensors that show a novel small molecule is an inhibitor of RAS-effector protein-protein interactions

    Nicolas Bery et al.
    A biosensor resource has been developed to monitor the intracellular interactions of RAS family proteins with effector molecules and the effects of inhibitors as an aid to drug development.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Ecological feedback in quorum-sensing microbial populations can induce heterogeneous production of autoinducers

    Matthias Bauer et al.
    Quorum sensing enables heterogeneous production of autoinducers in microbial populations, suggesting an alternative mechanism to stochastic gene expression in bistable gene-regulatory circuits to control phenotypic heterogeneity.