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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    LAST, a c-Myc-inducible long noncoding RNA, cooperates with CNBP to promote CCND1 mRNA stability in human cells

    Limian Cao et al.
    A c-Myc-transcribed long noncoding RNA namely LAST (LncRNA-assisted stabilization of transcripts) collaborates with a cellular factor CNBP to promote the stability of CCND1/cyclin D1 mRNA post-transcriptionally, ensuring the proper G1/Sphase transition of the cell cycle.
    1. Ecology

    Countercurrent heat exchange and thermoregulation during blood-feeding in kissing bugs

    Chloé Lahondère et al.
    A novel thermoregulatory mechanism in blood-sucking insects, vectors of human disease, is described using a functional-morphological approach.
    1. Medicine

    Cardiovascular adaptation to hypoxia and the role of peripheral resistance

    Andrew S Cowburn et al.
    Radiotelemetric and genetic studies of peripheral tissue response show that a peripheral tissue can dynamically alter cardiovascular adaptation to changes in environmental oxygen.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Brain micro-inflammation at specific vessels dysregulates organ-homeostasis via the activation of a new neural circuit

    Yasunobu Arima et al.
    A link between chronic stress and organ dysfunction is explained by the gateway reflex, in which brain micro-inflammation at specific vessels establishes a new neural pathway to induce fatal organ failure particularly in gastrointestine and heart.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Dissection of zebrafish shha function using site-specific targeting with a Cre-dependent genetic switch

    Kotaro Sugimoto et al.
    A versatile invertible gene trap vector is generated and inserted into a defined genomic locus in zebrafish via homologous recombination, demonstrating an efficient genetic approach to performing conditional knockout analysis.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    De-repression of the RAC activator ELMO1 in cancer stem cells drives progression of TGFβ-deficient squamous cell carcinoma from transition zones

    Heather A McCauley et al.
    A new mechanism connects the loss of TGFβ signaling with invasion and metastasis in highly malignant transition zone tumors.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The evolutionary origin of bilaterian smooth and striated myocytes

    Thibaut Brunet et al.
    Molecular profiling of annelid myocytes reveals that the last common protostome-deuterostome ancestor already possessed a dual musculature, with visceral smooth muscles ensuring digestion and somatic striated muscles ensuring locomotion.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Splicing repression allows the gradual emergence of new Alu-exons in primate evolution

    Jan Attig et al.
    During evolutionary progression of Alu-exons, repressive U-tracts buffer sudden gains in 3' splice site strength and prevent inclusion of cryptic exons.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Conditional deletion of WT1 in the septum transversum mesenchyme causes congenital diaphragmatic hernia in mice

    Rita Carmona et al.
    Expression of the transcription factor Wt1 is required in a lateral mesoderm domain to develop the mesenchymal population required for the closure of the pleural cavities and the formation of the diaphragm.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Two FGFRL-Wnt circuits organize the planarian anteroposterior axis

    M Lucila Scimone et al.
    Single-cell RNA sequencing identifies an adult regional gene expression map in planarian muscle that includes two FGFRL-Wnt circuits controlling head and trunk tissue pattern.