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    1. Cell Biology

    Vascular permeability in retinopathy is regulated by VEGFR2 Y949 signaling to VE-cadherin

    Ross O Smith et al.
    Pathological vessel leakage in mouse retinopathy models depends on VE-cadherin Y685 phosphorylation status, which in turn is regulated by a signaling cascade originating with VEGFR2 Y949 phosphorylation.
    1. Developmental Biology

    N-cadherin-regulated FGFR ubiquitination and degradation control mammalian neocortical projection neuron migration

    Elif Kon et al.
    FGFRs regulate multipolar cortical neuron orientation and the morphological change into bipolar cells in vivo under the control of N-Cadherin and the extracellular matrix protein Reelin.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Patterned cortical tension mediated by N-cadherin controls cell geometric order in the Drosophila eye

    Eunice HoYee Chan et al.
    N-cadherin at heterotypic contacts controls the level and asymmetric localisation of Myosin-II motor, thereby influencing cell shapes and cell packing.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    An internal thioester in a pathogen surface protein mediates covalent host binding

    Miriam Walden et al.
    Bacterial-encoded covalent adhesion is a new molecular principle in host-microbe interactions and may play a key role in host colonization by a wide range of Gram-positive bacteria.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Coverage and system efficiencies of insecticide-treated nets in Africa from 2000 to 2017

    Samir Bhatt et al.
    Insecticide-treated net requirements for Africa have been underestimated, but mitigating for inefficiencies in net distributions can produce a cost effective path to universal coverage.
    1. Neuroscience

    An essential role for MEF2C in the cortical response to loss of sleep in mice

    Theresa E Bjorness et al.
    The transcription factor, MEF2C, mediates a change in approximately one half of the expressed frontal cortical transcriptome controlling cellular metabolism and synaptic strength in response to acute loss of sleep.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Heparan sulfates are critical regulators of the inhibitory megakaryocyte-platelet receptor G6b-B

    Timo Vögtle et al.
    Heparan sulfates in the vessel wall bind and regulate signaling from the megakaryocyte/platelet-specific inhibitory receptor G6b-B, a critical regulator of platelet homeostasis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Non-canonical Wnt signaling regulates junctional mechanocoupling during angiogenic collective cell migration

    Joana R Carvalho et al.
    Analysis of axial polarity distributions shows that Wnt5a regulates collective cell migration in vivo by stabilizing vinculin at adherens junctions and fine-tuning mechanocoupling between neighbouring cells.
    1. Cell Biology

    The DWORF micropeptide enhances contractility and prevents heart failure in a mouse model of dilated cardiomyopathy

    Catherine A Makarewich et al.
    Cardiac-specific overexpression of a recently discovered micropeptide, DWORF, enhances calcium cycling and contractility in the heart and rescues the heart failure phenotype of a genetic mouse model of dilated cardiomyopathy.
    1. Neuroscience

    Acute inhibition of neurosteroid estrogen synthesis suppresses status epilepticus in an animal model

    Satoru M Sato, Catherine S Woolley
    Seizures stimulate estrogen synthesis in the brain and acutely inhibiting brain estrogen synthesis suppresses seizures, in both sexes, without additional interventions.