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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cancer Biology

    A bulky glycocalyx fosters metastasis formation by promoting G1 cell cycle progression

    Elliot C Woods et al.
    Mucins, long associated with cancer aggression, remodel the cancer glycocalyx in a way that promotes proliferation in the metastatic site by enhancing integrin-mediated adhesion and thus driving cell cycle progression.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Lysosomal cholesterol export reconstituted from fragments of Niemann-Pick C1

    Michael Nguyen Trinh et al.
    The N-terminal domain of one NPC1 molecule can transfer its cholesterol to another NPC1 molecule lacking the N-terminal domain, suggesting that NPC1 forms multimers that transport cholesterol out of lysosomes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Intracellular cholesterol trafficking is dependent upon NPC2 interaction with lysobisphosphatidic acid

    Leslie A McCauliff et al.
    Sterol kinetics and cell-based assays reveal a heretofore unknown step in cholesterol trafficking through the endolysosomal compartment, involving a direct functional interaction between NPC2 and lysosbisphosphatidic acid.
    1. Neuroscience

    Apolipoprotein M-bound sphingosine-1-phosphate regulates blood–brain barrier paracellular permeability and transcytosis

    Mette Mathiesen Janiurek et al.
    Shortage of blood-borne apolipoprotein-M–bound sphingosine-1-phosphate, which accompanies various brain disorders, causes paracellular leak and increase in transcytosis at the blood–brain barrier, which can be reversed, thus is of clinical relevance.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Inter-domain dynamics drive cholesterol transport by NPC1 and NPC1L1 proteins

    Piyali Saha et al.
    Molecular analysis of cholesterol transport by NPC1 and NPC1L1 proteins reveals that cholesterol likely moves through these transporters, and ezetimibe blocks NPC1L1 by binding at the interface between multiple domains.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Cardiac endothelial cells maintain open chromatin and expression of cardiomyocyte myofibrillar genes

    Nora Yucel et al.
    Endothelial cells in the heart have transcriptional and epigenetic signatures of cardiomyocytes.
    1. Cell Biology

    Capillary pericytes mediate coronary no-reflow after myocardial ischaemia

    Fergus M O'Farrell et al.
    Lack of reperfusion of cardiac capillaries, when an upstream artery is unblocked following heart attack, reflects contractile pericytes constricting capillaries and preventing blood flow, implying that cardiac pericytes are a therapeutic target for treating cardiac ischaemia.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A molecular portrait of maternal sepsis from Byzantine Troy

    Alison M Devault et al.
    Mineralized placental tissue from Late Byzantine Troy enables the detailed reconstruction of genomes of mixed bacterial species responsible for maternal sepsis in the ancient world.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Lysosomal membrane glycoproteins bind cholesterol and contribute to lysosomal cholesterol export

    Jian Li, Suzanne R Pfeffer
    LAMP proteins, the major glycoproteins of the lysosome membrane, bind cholesterol directly and specifically, and interact with NPC1 and NPC2 proteins as part of the lysosomal cholesterol export process.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Lipid polarity gradient formed by ω-hydroxy lipids in tear film prevents dry eye disease

    Masatoshi Miyamoto et al.
    (O-Acyl)-ω-hydroxy fatty acids and their derivatives, produced by the fatty acid ω-hydroxylase Cyp4f39, form a lipid polarity gradient in the lipid layer of the tear film and prevent dry eye.

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