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    1. Neuroscience

    TrpML-mediated astrocyte microdomain Ca2+ transients regulate astrocyte–tracheal interactions

    Zhiguo Ma, Marc R Freeman
    Astrocyte microdomain calcium transients are mediated by TrpML, stimulated by ROS and tyramine, and mediate astrocyte–tracheal interactions in CNS gas exchange.
    1. Neuroscience

    The actin-modulating protein synaptopodin mediates long-term survival of dendritic spines

    Kenrick Yap et al.
    Long-term imaging of dentate granule cells reveals that the presence of synaptopodin within large spines, rather than their size, conveys long-term stability to large spines.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    RNF41 regulates the damage recognition receptor Clec9A and antigen cross-presentation in mouse dendritic cells

    Kirsteen M Tullett et al.
    Dendritic cell recognition and processing of antigens from dead cells, utilising the Clec9A-damage recognition receptor, is controlled by a novel RNF41-ubiquitin-mediated regulatory pathway.
    1. Cell Biology

    BLOS1 mediates kinesin switch during endosomal recycling of LDL receptor

    Chang Zhang et al.
    BLOS1 is a new regulator of LDLR endosomal recycling through coordinating kinesins during long-range transport, and depletion of BLOS1 in mouse liver leads to aberrant lipid metabolism.
    1. Neuroscience

    The palmitoyl acyltransferase ZDHHC14 controls Kv1-family potassium channel clustering at the axon initial segment

    Shaun S Sanders et al.
    ZDHHC14 controls palmitoylation and axon initial segment targeting of PSD93 and Kv1-family potassium channels, events that are essential for normal neuronal excitability.
    1. Neuroscience

    Emergence of non-canonical parvalbumin-containing interneurons in hippocampus of a murine model of type I lissencephaly

    Tyler G Ekins et al.
    An excess of novel non-canonical subtypes of parvalbumin+ interneurons in a mouse model of classical lissencephaly, which possess non-fast-spiking physiological properties, may contribute to network hyperexcitability common in this model.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Homology-guided identification of a conserved motif linking the antiviral functions of IFITM3 to its oligomeric state

    Kazi Rahman et al.
    A disease-associated polymorphism in a related protein that regulates neurotransmitter release reveals that antiviral protein IFITM3 forms oligomers to rigidify membranes and inhibit virus fusion with cells.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Sonic hedgehog signaling directs patterned cell remodeling during cranial neural tube closure

    Eric R Brooks et al.
    Closure of the cranial neural tube, which is essential for mammalian development, is driven by spatially and temporally patterned cell remodeling events that require positionally regulated Sonic hedgehog signaling.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Burst mitofusin activation reverses neuromuscular dysfunction in murine CMT2A

    Antonietta Franco et al.
    A trial of mitofusin activation shows neuron regeneration and phenotype reversal in vitro and in vivo in experimental Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease type 2A caused by mitofusin 2 mutations.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Conditional protein tagging methods reveal highly specific subcellular distribution of ion channels in motion-sensing neurons

    Sandra Fendl et al.
    New protein labeling strategies unravel the subcellular distribution of neurotransmitter receptor subunits and voltage-gated ion channels in motion-sensing T4/T5 neurons of the Drosophila visual system.