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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Contacts-based prediction of binding affinity in protein–protein complexes

    Anna Vangone, Alexandre MJJ Bonvin
    The number of contacts at the interface of a protein–protein complex, together with the properties of the surface, provides a simple, but well-performing predictor of binding affinity.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Metazoan evolution of glutamate receptors reveals unreported phylogenetic groups and divergent lineage-specific events

    David Ramos-Vicente et al.
    The animal phylogeny of glutamate receptors indicates that vertebrate types do not account for all receptor classes originated during evolution, neither are they the pinnacle of a linear evolutive process.
    1. Cell Biology

    TRPM5-mediated calcium uptake regulates mucin secretion from human colon goblet cells

    Sandra Mitrovic et al.
    Goblet cells secrete mucins—which are key components of mucus—in a process that is regulated by calcium ions, which enter the goblet cells via a mechanism involving a channel protein called TRPM5.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A transcription factor collective defines the HSN serotonergic neuron regulatory landscape

    Carla Lloret-Fernández et al.
    The collective action of six transcription factors selects and activates the regulatory regions of the HSN serotonergic neuron effector genes constituting a signature that can be used for the novo identification of HSN expressed genes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Glutamatergic drive along the septo-temporal axis of hippocampus boosts prelimbic oscillations in the neonatal mouse

    Joachim Ahlbeck et al.
    Combined optogenetics and electrophysiology in vivo identified the cellular substrate of hippocampal drive that initiates the oscillatory entrainment of prefrontal cortex in neonatal mice.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Origins of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in swine in Mexico

    Ignacio Mena et al.
    Genome sequence data from 58 Mexican swine influenza A viruses resolves the spatial origin of the virus that originated the influenza pandemic of 2009.
    1. Neuroscience

    Synaptic organization of the Drosophila antennal lobe and its regulation by the Teneurins

    Timothy J Mosca, Liqun Luo
    A comprehensive synapse-level analysis of a fly central-brain region has led to the identification of molecules that are necessary for mediating the normal density of connections.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Dual tRNA mimicry in the Cricket Paralysis Virus IRES uncovers an unexpected similarity with the Hepatitis C Virus IRES

    Vera P Pisareva et al.
    A conformational change in the Cricket Paralysis Virus IRES upon double translocation in the ribosome uncovers an unexpected similarity with the Hepatitis C Virus IRES.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The dynamic assembly of distinct RNA polymerase I complexes modulates rDNA transcription

    Eva Torreira et al.
    Live-cell imaging, genetic analysis and electron cryomicroscopy identify structural motifs involved in the differential assembly of Pol I-Rrn3 complexes and Pol I homodimers in response to nutrient availability.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural characterization of ribosome recruitment and translocation by type IV IRES

    Jason Murray et al.
    A Internal Ribosomal Entry Site RNA has been visualised by high resolution cryoEM, trapped in the ribosome in an intermediate state of translocation.