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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The major β-catenin/E-cadherin junctional binding site is a primary molecular mechano-transductor of differentiation in vivo

    Jens-Christian Röper et al.
    The primary molecular mechanosensor involved in a physiological process of mechanically induced cell fate differentiation is revealed here for the first time in vivo, highly sensitive and potentially shared by all metazoan epithelia.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Antiparallel protocadherin homodimers use distinct affinity- and specificity-mediating regions in cadherin repeats 1-4

    John M Nicoludis et al.
    Clustered and non-clustered protocadherins form antiparallel homodimers in which distinct regions of the extended interface demonstrate a division of labor between driving affinity and determining specificity.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Bone morphogenic protein signalling suppresses differentiation of pluripotent cells by maintaining expression of E-Cadherin

    Mattias Malaguti et al.
    The differentiation decisions made by pluripotent cells depend on their exposure to appropriate extrinsic signals and also on morphogenetic events that control receptivity to those differentiation cues.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Vangl2 acts at the interface between actin and N-cadherin to modulate mammalian neuronal outgrowth

    Steve Dos-Santos Carvalho et al.
    The core PCP protein acts as a internal brake to neuronal outgrowth.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Shear-induced damped oscillations in an epithelium depend on actomyosin contraction and E-cadherin cell adhesion

    Ehsan Sadeghipour et al.
    Cell movement toward and away from the midline of an epithelium over tens of hours are caused by spontaneous or externally-applied shear forces to eliminate force imbalances within the tissue.
    1. Cell Biology

    Autophagy: COPII vesicles and the expansion of the phagophore

    Catherine Rabouille
    A new study has identified the proteins that adapt COPII vesicles to the needs of starving cells.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ion Channels: Exploiting natural regulation

    Catherine Proenza
    Using a short peptide to regulate the activity of HCN ion channels illustrates how physiological modulators could inspire new drugs. .
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Mutations: Stop that nonsense!

    Catherine L Jopling
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