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    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Optogenetic control shows that kinetic proofreading regulates the activity of the T cell receptor

    O Sascha Yousefi et al.
    Controlling the duration of ligand binding to the T cell receptor by light shows that T cells discriminate stimulatory from non-stimulatory ligands by measuring the dynamics of ligand binding.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Light-based tuning of ligand half-life supports kinetic proofreading model of T cell signaling

    Doug K Tischer, Orion David Weiner
    Direct control of ligand binding half-life with light shows that lifetime strongly affects T cell signaling.
    1. Cancer Biology

    A generalized theory of age-dependent carcinogenesis

    Andrii Rozhok, James DeGregori
    The multi-stage model of carcinogenesis requires the incorporation of aging-dependent somatic selection and life history-dependent evolution of species-specific tumor suppressor mechanisms in order to generalize carcinogenesis across tissues and species.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Enterococcus faecium secreted antigen A generates muropeptides to enhance host immunity and limit bacterial pathogenesis

    Byungchul Kim et al.
    Enterococci faecium encodes unique peptidoglycan composition and remodeling activity that activates host immunity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Binding and transport of D-aspartate by the glutamate transporter homolog GltTk

    Valentina Arkhipova et al.
    Glutamate transporter homologs can efficiently bind and transport both L- and D- enantiomeric substrates with only slight rearrangements in the binding site.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mutant huntingtin enhances activation of dendritic Kv4 K+ channels in striatal spiny projection neurons

    Luis Carrillo-Reid et al.
    In mouse models of Huntington's disease, striatal spiny projection neurons up-regulate dendritic potassium channels, which impairs their normal function, but a zinc finger gene therapy can reverse this deficit.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Single-cell lineage tracing by endogenous mutations enriched in transposase accessible mitochondrial DNA

    Jin Xu et al.
    Epigenome and Mitochondrial Barcode of Lineage from Endogenous Mutations (EMBLEM) enable tracking cell lineage in combination with chromatin profile in ATAC-seq data.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Sox9+ messenger cells orchestrate large-scale skeletal regeneration in the mammalian rib

    Stephanie T Kuwahara et al.
    Large-scale skeletal regeneration requires Hh signaling in Sox9+ lineage cells to coordinate callus formation and bone repair.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Dynamic repression by BCL6 controls the genome-wide liver response to fasting and steatosis

    Meredith A Sommars et al.
    B cell lymphoma 6 (BCL6) represses fasting gene expression by opposing peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARa) activity at enhancers, and its ablation protects against steatosis by enhancing fatty acid catabolism.
    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.