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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    HIPK4 is essential for murine spermiogenesis

    J Aaron Crapster et al.
    HIPK4 is a male germ cell-enriched kinase that regulates cytoskeletal rearrangements in spermatids during spermiogenesis and is required for male fertility in mice.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Abnormal oxidative metabolism in a quiet genomic background underlies clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma

    Jianing Xu et al.
    A distinct class of kidney tumors is characterized not by patterns of somatic mutations, but by a distinct metabolism.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Endothelial EphB4 maintains vascular integrity and transport function in adult heart

    Guillermo Luxán et al.
    EphB4 maintains critical functional properties of the adult cardiac vasculature, namely mechanical resistance and fatty acid transport capability, and thereby prevents dilated cardiomyopathy-like defects.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    CCL2 mobilizes ALIX to facilitate Gag-p6 mediated HIV-1 virion release

    David O Ajasin et al.
    Effect of CCL2 on HIV-1 replication is mediated by mobilization of ALIX from F-actin leading to enhanced virion release and improved fitness and this requires the Gag late motif, LYPX.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Soluble collectin-12 mediates C3-independent docking of properdin that activates the alternative pathway of complement

    Jie Zhang et al.
    A systematic set of experiments reveals how properdin specifically directs AP activation independently of primary C3 deposition additionally as an alternative convertase stabilizer, thus revising immune machinery of complement activation.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Transcriptome dynamics of the Myxococcus xanthus multicellular developmental program

    José Muñoz-Dorado et al.
    Investigation of global gene expression profiles during formation of the Myxococcus xanthus specialized biofilm reveals a genetic regulatory network that coordinates cell motility, differentiation, and secondary metabolite production.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Overall energy conversion efficiency of a photosynthetic vesicle

    Melih Sener et al.
    The overall energy conversion efficiency is calculated for a bacterial vesicle that harvests solar energy for ATP production on the basis of an atomic-detail structural model.
    1. Neuroscience

    A role for CIM6P/IGF2 receptor in memory consolidation and enhancement

    Xiao-Wen Yu et al.
    Cation-independent-mannose-6-phosphate-receptor, or insulin-like-growth-factor-2-receptor (CIM6P/IGF2R) expressed in the hippocampus controls the protein metabolism regulated by learning and required for memory consolidation, and is also a key mechanism for memory enhancement.
    1. Cell Biology

    Megakaryocyte emperipolesis mediates membrane transfer from intracytoplasmic neutrophils to platelets

    Pierre Cunin et al.
    In a novel cell-in-cell interaction termed emperipolesis, neutrophils routinely transit through the cytoplasm of bone marrow megakaryocytes to pass surface membrane to newly-generated hybrid platelets.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Regulation of signaling directionality revealed by 3D snapshots of a kinase:regulator complex in action

    Felipe Trajtenberg et al.
    The molecular mechanism of switching between phosphotransferase- and phosphatase-competent states in histidine-kinases has been uncovered, through direct crystallographic observation of bona fide complexes between a histidine-kinase and its response regulator from Bacillus subtilise.