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    1. Neuroscience

    Rett-causing mutations reveal two domains critical for MeCP2 function and for toxicity in MECP2 duplication syndrome mice

    Laura Dean Heckman et al.
    Transgenic mice with Rett-causing mutations in MeCP2 reveal that a basic cluster in the C-terminus of the protein binds DNA and that both the methyl-CpG binding domain and the transcriptional repression domain are necessary to elicit toxicity in MECP2 duplication syndrome.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Convergence of topological domain boundaries, insulators, and polytene interbands revealed by high-resolution mapping of chromatin contacts in the early Drosophila melanogaster embryo

    Michael R Stadler et al.
    Fruit fly chromosomes are divided into discrete structural domains by regions of decompacted chromatin, suggesting a novel model for the formation of a known class of genetic elements.
    1. Cell Biology

    Kinase-dead ATM protein is highly oncogenic and can be preferentially targeted by Topo-isomerase I inhibitors

    Kenta Yamamoto et al.
    Orphan ATM kinase-domain missense mutations are unexpectedly common and form a potent oncogenic event and a biomarker for Topo-isomerase I inhibitor based therapy.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Multi-functional roles for the polypeptide transport associated domains of Toc75 in chloroplast protein import

    Yamuna D Paila et al.
    The conserved polypeptide transport associated (POTRA) domains of the protein import channel, Toc75, are essential for protein import into chloroplasts.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Identification of a lipid scrambling domain in ANO6/TMEM16F

    Kuai Yu et al.
    The amino acids that are necessary for phospholipid scrambling by ANO6/TMEM16F can, via domain swapping, confer scrambling activity to the chloride ion channel ANO1 that normally does not scramble phospholipids.
    1. Cell Biology

    Stapled Golgi cisternae remain in place as cargo passes through the stack

    Gregory Lavieu et al.
    The cisternae of the Golgi contain two functionally distinct domains: the central areas, which remain stationary, and the edges or rims, which are mobile.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Computational prediction of CTCF/cohesin-based intra-TAD loops that insulate chromatin contacts and gene expression in mouse liver

    Bryan J Matthews, David J Waxman
    Certain types of 3D chromatin loops are easy to predict from existing or easily obtainable 2D information, which benefits gene expression studies in tissues/cells/organisms without extensive pre-existing 3D information.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis for isoform-specific kinesin-1 recognition of Y-acidic cargo adaptors

    Stefano Pernigo et al.
    X-ray crystallography reveals how kinesin-1 recognises a novel class of cargo adaptor motifs in an isoform-specific manner.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structures of the scanning and engaged states of the mammalian SRP-ribosome complex

    Rebecca M Voorhees, Ramanujan S Hegde
    Structures of the signal recognition particle before and after it captures a transmembrane domain suggest how it chooses, engages, and shields its clients during membrane protein targeting to the endoplasmic reticulum.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Chimeric antigen receptors that trigger phagocytosis

    Meghan A Morrissey et al.
    A family of engineered immune receptors trigger internalization of cancer cells and antigen-coated targets.