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    1. Developmental Biology

    Compensatory growth renders Tcf7l1a dispensable for eye formation despite its requirement in eye field specification

    Rodrigo M Young et al.
    Disruptions to eye field size have little impact on final eye size due to tissue compensatory mechanisms.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Dephosphorylation of the NPR2 guanylyl cyclase contributes to inhibition of bone growth by fibroblast growth factor

    Leia C Shuhaibar et al.
    Fibroblast growth factor induces dephosphorylation and inactivation of the NPR2 guanylyl cyclase, thus decreasing cyclic GMP production in growth plate chondrocytes and contributing to FGF-dependent decreases in bone growth.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Increased H+ efflux is sufficient to induce dysplasia and necessary for viability with oncogene expression

    Bree K Grillo-Hill et al.
    Increasing the internal pH of cells can induce dysplasia and enhance oncogene-increased cell growth, while decreasing the internal pH combined with oncogene expression leads to synthetic lethality.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) function is essential for cell cycle progression, senescence and tumorigenesis

    Sandra Kümper et al.
    The Rho kinases ROCK1 and 2 act redundantly in regulating cell proliferation and their depletion causes cellular senescence.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    NOVA-dependent regulation of cryptic NMD exons controls synaptic protein levels after seizure

    Taesun Eom et al.
    The HITS-CLIP sequencing method is used to demonstrate that cryptic exons can detect messenger RNA that contains nonsense mutations, and then cause this RNA to decay, which shows that these exons are involved in maintaining the electrical balance of neurons and, possibly, preventing epilepsy.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    eIF2B activator prevents neurological defects caused by a chronic integrated stress response

    Yao Liang Wong et al.
    Boosting the function of translation factor eIF2B by chronic small molecule administration prevents pathology in a neurodegenerative model of Vanishing White Matter disease characterized by a maladaptive stress response.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Cohesin controls intestinal stem cell identity by maintaining association of Escargot with target promoters

    Aliaksandr Khaminets et al.
    Cohesin-regulated 3D genome conformation controls activity of transcription factor Escargot in intestinal stem cells, prevents premature differentiation into enterocytes and maintains intestinal homeostasis.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    p53 orchestrates DNA replication restart homeostasis by suppressing mutagenic RAD52 and POLθ pathways

    Sunetra Roy et al.
    p53 suppresses genome instability by direct role at stalled replication forks for pathway regulation that explains transcription-independent p53 tumor-suppressor functions.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Sculpting ion channel functional expression with engineered ubiquitin ligases

    Scott A Kanner et al.
    Engineered E3 ubiquitin ligases are utilized to elucidate mechanisms underlying ubiquitin regulation of membrane proteins, and to achieve robust post-translational functional knockdown of ion channels.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis for interdomain communication in SHIP2 providing high phosphatase activity

    Johanne Le Coq et al.
    The SHIP2 inositol phosphatase is an important upstream regulator of the Akt signaling pathway, which requires a catalytic core formed by the phosphatase domain tightly packed to a C2 domain for its function.