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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Protein-mediated RNA folding governs sequence-specific interactions between rotavirus genome segments

    Alexander Borodavka et al.
    In rotaviruses, the selective packaging of eleven distinct genomic RNA segments requires virus-encoded protein NSP2 to alter the RNA structures, facilitating their interactions with each other.
    1. Neuroscience

    Motor control of Drosophila feeding behavior

    Olivia Schwarz et al.
    The neuroanatomical and functional analysis of genetically-identified motoneurons controlling all major steps of Drosophila proboscis extension provides new insights into the architecture of a motor circuitry controlling a reaching-like behavior.
    1. Neuroscience

    A compositional neural code in high-level visual cortex can explain jumbled word reading

    Aakash Agrawal et al.
    Viewing a jumbled word activates an efficient visual representation in high-level visual cortex that is matched to stored words in the word form area.
    1. Neuroscience

    A discrete subtype of neural progenitor crucial for cortical folding in the gyrencephalic mammalian brain

    Naoyuki Matsumoto et al.
    Sonic hedgehog signaling is crucial for the self-renewal of outer radial glial cells and gyrus formation of the cerebral cortex in gyrencephalic mammals.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The shape of the bacterial ribosome exit tunnel affects cotranslational protein folding

    Renuka Kudva et al.
    Proteins can fold deeper inside ribosomes with an enlarged exit tunnel.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Inhibition of synucleinopathic seeding by rationally designed inhibitors

    Smriti Sangwan et al.
    Inhibitors of seeded propagation of alpha-synuclein may be developed into diagnostics and therapeutics for Parkinson's disease.
    1. Neuroscience

    Nucleophile sensitivity of Drosophila TRPA1 underlies light-induced feeding deterrence

    Eun Jo Du et al.
    Electron-donating nucleophilic compounds activate TRPA1 ion channels in fruit flies and mosquitoes, but not humans, making TRPA1 a promising target for insect repellants.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sustained NPY signaling enables AgRP neurons to drive feeding

    Yiming Chen et al.
    A specific neuropeptide is responsible for the ability of AgRP neurons to generate long-lasting hunger.
    1. Neuroscience

    Acetic acid activates distinct taste pathways in Drosophila to elicit opposing, state-dependent feeding responses

    Anita V Devineni et al.
    A single taste input, acetic acid, elicits opposing behavioral outputs depending on a fly's hunger state.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Pausing guides RNA folding to populate transiently stable RNA structures for riboswitch-based transcription regulation

    Hannah Steinert et al.
    The discontinuous speed of transcription enables riboswitch molecules to adopt meta-stable structures in response to the presence of their cognate ligand, thereby gene-regulation by means of structure induced transcription termination can occur.