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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    LINKIN, a new transmembrane protein necessary for cell adhesion

    Mihoko Kato et al.
    LINKIN and three of its interactors-RUVBL1, RUVBL2, and α-tubulin-are required for cells to migrate together during organogenesis.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Hedgehog signaling is required for endomesodermal patterning and germ cell development in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis

    Cheng-Yi Chen et al.
    The dependence of Nematostella germ cell specification on zygotic Hedgehog pathway activity supports the hypothesis that the eumetazoan common ancestor segregated its germline by inductive signals rather than maternal determinants.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Nkx2.5 marks angioblasts that contribute to hemogenic endothelium of the endocardium and dorsal aorta

    Lyad Zamir et al.
    Live imaging coupled with cell lineage tracing in chick and mouse embryos reveal that the cardiac regulatory gene Nkx2.5 is also transiently expressed in early extra-cardiac hemogenic angioblasts that migrate to the heart, yolk sac and dorsal aorta.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Transdifferentiation mediated tumor suppression by the endoplasmic reticulum stress sensor IRE-1 in C. elegans

    Mor Levi-Ferber et al.
    IRE-1 manipulates tumor cell identity to restore apoptosis sensitivity and suppress an aggressive germline tumor in C. elegans.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Neuronal regulated ire-1-dependent mRNA decay controls germline differentiation in Caenorhabditis elegans

    Mor Levi-Ferber et al.
    Neuronal circuits can be disrupted by ire-1-dependent mRNA decay to affect germline tumor cell identity by regulating cross-tissue communication in Caenorhabditis elegans.
    1. Ecology
    2. Neuroscience

    Probing the decision-making mechanisms underlying choice between drug and nondrug rewards in rats

    Youna Vandaele et al.
    In a drug choice setting, rats’ preference is initially driven by deliberative processes but shifts to more automatic selection processes after extended training, in accordance with the sequential choice model.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The cryo-EM structure of the human uromodulin filament core reveals a unique assembly mechanism

    Jessica J Stanisich et al.
    Cryo-EM reveals that an unexpected domain separation in the zona pellucida module of uromodulin is required for its assembly to filamentous homopolymers that promote pathogen clearance in urinary tract infections.
    1. Plant Biology

    Lack of evidence for associative learning in pea plants

    Kasey Markel
    A fully blinded replication of the most convincing report of associative learning in plants failed to reproduce the phenomenon.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    PIE-1 SUMOylation promotes germline fates and piRNA-dependent silencing in C. elegans

    Heesun Kim et al.
    PIE-1 engages SUMO to preserve the embryonic germline fate and also to promote the assembly of a MEP-1/Mi-2/HDA-1 chromatin remodeling complex required for inherited Argonaute-mediated gene silencing in the adult hermaphrodite germline.
    1. Neuroscience

    Amphetamine reduces reward encoding and stabilizes neural dynamics in rat anterior cingulate cortex

    Saeedeh Hashemnia et al.
    Amphetamine reduces reward signaling by neurons in rat prefrontal cortex, but increases the stability of population dynamics, which account for animals’ increased task engagement, despite reduced reward motivation.