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    1. Cell Biology

    In vitro reconstitution of branching microtubule nucleation

    Ammarah Tariq et al.
    Purification of two conserved protein complexes, the γ-TuRC and Augmin, using a simple affinity technique, demonstrates that they are necessary and sufficient for the essential phenomenon of branching microtubule nucleation.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Elastic instability during branchial ectoderm development causes folding of the Chlamydosaurus erectile frill

    Sophie A Montandon et al.
    Robust wrinkling pattern of the frilled dragon’s spectacular erectile ruff emerges from an elastic instability during homogeneous growth of the embryonic neck fold frustrated by its attachment to adjacent tissues.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Stereotyped terminal axon branching of leg motor neurons mediated by IgSF proteins DIP-α and Dpr10

    Lalanti Venkatasubramanian et al.
    Ig domain family members DIP-alpha and Dpr10 are required in a subset of Drosophila leg motor neurons and muscles, respectively, to establish their fine terminal branching pattern and synapses.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Efa6 protects axons and regulates their growth and branching by inhibiting microtubule polymerisation at the cortex

    Yue Qu et al.
    The cortical collapse factor Efa6 limits axon growth and branching and maintains axonal microtubule bundle integrity by inhibiting microtubule polymerisation at the cell cortex.
    1. Cell Biology

    GGGGCC microsatellite RNA is neuritically localized, induces branching defects, and perturbs transport granule function

    Alondra Schweizer Burguete et al.
    Expanded repeat RNAs associated with human neurodegenerative diseases can become incorporated into transported granules in neurons, perturbing their function to cause neuritic branching defects.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Precise regulation of the guidance receptor DMA-1 by KPC-1/Furin instructs dendritic branching decisions

    Xintong Dong et al.
    The enzyme KPC-1/Furin down-regulates the DMA-1 receptor in neurons, allowing growing dendrites to migrate away from intermediate targets.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Spatiotemporal organization of branched microtubule networks

    Akanksha Thawani et al.
    A sequential reaction pathway involving TPX2, augmin and γ-TuRC governs the assembly and architecture of branched microtubule networks.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Neurotrophins induce fission of mitochondria along embryonic sensory axons

    Lorena Armijo-Weingart et al.
    Induction of the fission of mitochondria-populating sensory axons is shown to be a novel biological action of neurotrophins.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Insight into the evolution of microbial metabolism from the deep-branching bacterium, Thermovibrio ammonificans

    Donato Giovannelli et al.
    The genome of Thermovibrio ammonificans encodes ancestral pathways (e.g., hydrogen oxidation) and more recently acquired ones (e.g., nitrate reduction) and a hybrid pathway for CO2 fixation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A molecular mechanism for LINC complex branching by structurally diverse SUN-KASH 6:6 assemblies

    Manickam Gurusaran, Owen Richard Davies
    The LINC complex has a core 6:6 structure in which KASH-binding induces head-to-head interactions between SUN trimers, suggesting force transduction between cytoskeletal and nuclear components through branched LINC complex networks.