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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Loss of Dnmt3a and Dnmt3b does not affect epidermal homeostasis but promotes squamous transformation through PPAR-γ

    Lorenzo Rinaldi et al.
    Dnmt3a and Dnmt3b are dispensable for epidermal homeostasis but act as potent tumor suppressors regarding skin squamous tumorigenesis.
    1. Cell Biology

    Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor neddylation is regulated by a desmosomal-COP9 (Constitutive Photomorphogenesis 9) signalosome complex

    Nicole Ann Najor et al.
    A protein interaction screen revealed desmosomes as a scaffold for the COP9 de-neddylating complex, to promote epidermal differentiation by governing the balance of Nedd8 and Ubiquitin modifications on Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Stepwise polarisation of developing bilayered epidermis is mediated by aPKC and E-cadherin in zebrafish

    Prateek Arora et al.
    Polarity cascade initiated by aPKC in the periderm is transduced by adherens junction component E-cadherin to the basal epidermis during the development of zebrafish bilayered epidermis.
    1. Neuroscience

    A conserved morphogenetic mechanism for epidermal ensheathment of nociceptive sensory neurites

    Nan Jiang et al.
    Epidermal cells in vertebrates and invertebrates ensheath portions of somatosensory neurons via a conserved morphogenetic mechanism, and this ensheathment regulates morphogenesis and function of Drosophila nociceptive neurons.
    1. Cell Biology

    Keratin 14-dependent disulfides regulate epidermal homeostasis and barrier function via 14-3-3σ and YAP1

    Yajuan Guo et al.
    Keratin filaments are revealed as novel regulators of entry into terminal differentiation in the epidermis via an ability to modulate YAP1 function and Hippo signaling.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Epithelial geometry regulates spindle orientation and progenitor fate during formation of the mammalian epidermis

    Kimberly Box et al.
    Early in mammalian epidermal development, basal epidermal progenitor cells utilize packing and three-dimensional geometry, rather than cortical polarity cues, to inform division orientation and progenitor cell fate.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A transgenic toolkit for visualizing and perturbing microtubules reveals unexpected functions in the epidermis

    Andrew Muroyama, Terry Lechler
    The dynamics and functions of epidermal microtubules are revealed through the use of transgenic tools to image and perturb microtubule arrays.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Evolutionary genomics of epidemic visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent

    Hideo Imamura et al.
    Genome sequencing reveals the evolution and epidemiology of Leishmania donovani in the Indian subcontinent, where epidemics have caused up to 30,000 deaths per year.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Mathematical modeling of the West Africa Ebola epidemic

    Jean-Paul Chretien et al.
    A review of mathematical models applied to the West Africa Ebola epidemic suggests ways to improve the use of mathematical modeling in responding to public health emergencies.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Epidermal RAF prevents allergic skin disease

    Josipa Raguz et al.
    In keratinocytes, the BRAF and RAF1 proteins work independently to balance the activity of mitogenic and stress kinase cascades and uphold the mechanical and immunological barrier functions of the epidermis.