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    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Kinetics of cytokine receptor trafficking determine signaling and functional selectivity

    Jonathan Martinez-Fabregas et al.
    Engineering cytokines to exhibit different receptor binding dwell times is a useful strategy to decouple their functional pleiotropy and reduce their toxicity in the clinic.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Synthekines are surrogate cytokine and growth factor agonists that compel signaling through non-natural receptor dimers

    Ignacio Moraga et al.
    Synthetic cytokines engage new signaling programs with therapeutic potential.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Cell Signaling: Extraordinary effects of unnatural pairings

    Alejandro Villarino, John J O'Shea
    Engineered molecules based on human cytokines have potential uses in research and medicine.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Transcriptional profiling reveals extraordinary diversity among skeletal muscle tissues

    Erin E Terry et al.
    There is no such thing as a representative skeletal muscle tissue, as each member of this family of tissues expresses a specialized mRNA program.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    IRF4 haploinsufficiency in a family with Whipple’s disease

    Antoine Guérin et al.
    Autosomal dominant IRF4 deficiency is the first genetic etiology of Whipple's disease, a very rare chronic condition following a rather common infection by Tropheryma whipplei.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Cancer-associated TERT promoter mutations abrogate telomerase silencing

    Kunitoshi Chiba et al.
    TERT promoter mutations impair TERT silencing upon cellular differentiation and are sufficient to facilitate cellular immortalization without additional tumor selected changes, explaining why they are associated with a very specific tumor spectrum.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Extracellular Pgk1 enhances neurite outgrowth of motoneurons through Nogo66/NgR-independent targeting of NogoA

    Cheng Yung Lin et al.
    The amount of secreted Pgk1 is sharply decreased in Rtn4al/NogoA-overexpressed muscle cells, leading to various manifestations of neurodegenerative disease, including denervated neuromuscular junction and failed neurite outgrowth of motoneurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    Drosophila Synaptotagmin 7 negatively regulates synaptic vesicle release and replenishment in a dosage-dependent manner

    Zhuo Guan et al.
    Drosophila synaptotagmin 7 functions to restrict SV availability and release, but does not act as the Ca2+ sensor mediating the asynchronous release and facilitation remaining in synaptotagmin 1 mutants.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Methylated cis-regulatory elements mediate KLF4-dependent gene transactivation and cell migration

    Jun Wan et al.
    A new paradigm of DNA methylation mediated gene activation and chromatin remodeling provides a general framework to dissect the biological functions of DNA methylation readers and effectors.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Jak2-mediated phosphorylation of Atoh1 is critical for medulloblastoma growth

    Tiemo J Klisch et al.
    Aberrant phosphorylation of tyrosine 78 on Atoh1 via Jak2 is responsible for sonic hedgehog type medulloblastoma growths in vivo.

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