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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Negative feedback couples Hippo pathway activation with Kibra degradation independent of Yorkie-mediated transcription

    Sherzod A Tokamov et al.
    Kibra-mediated Hippo complex assembly promotes Kibra degradation in a negative feedback loop that is regulated by mechanical tension.
    1. Cancer Biology

    SATB2 induction of a neural crest mesenchyme-like program drives melanoma invasion and drug resistance

    Maurizio Fazio et al.
    A genetic discovery screen for epigenetic factors accelerating melanoma development in vivo identifies SATB2 as a driver of tumor invasion and resistance to FDA-approved BRAF-targeted inhibitor Vemurafenib.
    1. Cell Biology

    Generation of stress fibers through myosin-driven reorganization of the actin cortex

    Jaakko I Lehtimäki et al.
    Live-cell microscopy studies revealed that stress fibers can be generated de novo from the actin cortex without the involvement of stress fiber precursors.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    MITF reprograms the extracellular matrix and focal adhesion in melanoma

    Ramile Dilshat et al.
    Analysis of knockout and knockdown melanoma cells and TCGA melanoma data shows that the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is a major repressor of extracellular matrix (ECM) and focal adhesion genes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Celsr1 adhesive interactions mediate the asymmetric organization of planar polarity complexes

    Sara N Stahley et al.
    Planar cell polarity protein Celsr1 clusters into punctate assemblies through lateral cis-interactions to function as an organizer of intercellular Frizzled6 and Vangl2 asymmetry.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Epithelial colonies in vitro elongate through collective effects

    Jordi Comelles et al.
    Spontaneous elongation of epithelial colonies is related to the orientation of the mean nematic cell elongation field, as shown and tested with experiments and theory.
    1. Neuroscience

    Highly redundant neuropeptide volume co-transmission underlying episodic activation of the GnRH neuron dendron

    Xinhuai Liu et al.
    The arcuate nucleus kisspeptin neurons express multiple transmitters but use only the neuropeptide kisspeptin to drive the episodic secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone.
    1. Neuroscience

    Brain functional networks associated with social bonding in monogamous voles

    M Fernanda López-Gutiérrez et al.
    Brain functional connectivity shows a neurobiological predisposition to social bonding, and network-wide changes occur as a result of cohabitation in the prairie vole.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Medicine

    Methotrexate attenuates vascular inflammation through an adenosine-microRNA-dependent pathway

    Dafeng Yang et al.
    Investigation into methotrexate's effects in the vascular endothelium reveals it exerts anti-inflammatory effects through a unique adenosine-adenosine receptor A3-SMAD3/4-miR-181b signaling axis with implications for controlling vascular inflammation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Medicine

    The half-life of the bone-derived hormone osteocalcin is regulated through O-glycosylation in mice, but not in humans

    Omar Al Rifai et al.
    In mice, but not in humans, the bone-derived hormone osteocalcin is O-glycosylated, a post-translational modification controlling its half-life in vivo.