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    1. Cell Biology

    Axial contraction and short-range compaction of chromatin synergistically promote mitotic chromosome condensation

    Tom Kruitwagen et al.
    Condensation and segregation of chromosomes during mitosis is caused by a combination of short-range interactions between nucleosomes and the long-range contraction of chromosome arms mediated by condensin.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ion counting demonstrates a high electrostatic field generated by the nucleosome

    Magdalena Gebala et al.
    First experimental studies on the ion atmosphere around a nucleosome provide a quantitative analysis of the molecule's electrostatic properties.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Cohabiting family members share microbiota with one another and with their dogs

    Se Jin Song et al.
    Research on humans and dogs reveals that the communities of microorganisms found on the skin, on the tongue and in the intestine are affected differently by age and cohabitation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Recurrent circuitry is required to stabilize piriform cortex odor representations across brain states

    Kevin A Bolding et al.
    Intracortical circuits in mouse olfactory cortex stabilize odor-evoked activity patterns when upstream inputs, from olfactory bulb, become degraded under anesthesia.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The histone modification reader ZCWPW1 links histone methylation to PRDM9-induced double-strand break repair

    Tao Huang et al.
    ZCWPW1 is a histone modification reader that localizes to DMC1-labelled double-strand break hotspots in a largely PRDM9-dependent manner, where it facilitates completion of synapsis by mediating DSB repair process.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Establishing the role of ATP for the function of the RIG-I innate immune sensor

    David C Rawling et al.
    The immune sensor RIG-I uses ATP-mediated compaction as a signaling trigger and a proofreading mechanism.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Regulation of cell protrusions by small GTPases during fusion of the neural folds

    Ana Rolo et al.
    The completion of neural tube closure requires small GTPase-regulated membrane protrusions from non-neural ectoderm cells at the tips of the neural folds.
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