8,053 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Single methyl groups can act as toggle switches to specify transmembrane Protein-protein interactions

    Li He et al.
    The placement of single methyl groups at certain positions in the sequence of small model transmembrane proteins consisting solely of leucines and isoleucines can modulate highly specific, productive interactions with the transmembrane domain of the erythropoietin receptor.
    1. Ecology

    Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays

    Nicholas K Dulvy et al.
    One-quarter of the Chondrichthyes have an elevated risk of extinction, mainly as a result of overfishing.
    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. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Striking circadian neuron diversity and cycling of Drosophila alternative splicing

    Qingqing Wang et al.
    Diverse and widespread novel alternative pre-mRNA splicing isoforms as well as cycling alternative splicing events that undergo time-of-day dependent changes are identified in isolated Drosophila neuron groups.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Behavioural diversity of bonobo prey preference as a potential cultural trait

    Liran Samuni et al.
    Bonobo groups that share overlapping ranging areas and engage in regular social exchange show "behavioural group identity" of hunting techniques in the absence of local ecological variation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Gene-specific mechanisms direct glucocorticoid-receptor-driven repression of inflammatory response genes in macrophages

    Maria A Sacta et al.
    A comprehensive analysis of the glucocorticoid-sensitive pro-inflammatory genes in macrophages reveals fundamental differences between the temporal events and components of transcriptional machinery that the glucocorticoid receptor targets to repress their transcription.
    1. Neuroscience

    Social dominance mediates behavioral adaptation to chronic stress in a sex-specific manner

    Stoyo Karamihalev et al.
    Social dominance has opposing effects on behavior following stress in male vs. female mice indicating an important role in sex differences in the stress response.
    1. Ecology

    The cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of honey bee workers develop via a socially-modulated innate process

    Cassondra L Vernier et al.
    Chemical nestmate recognition in honey bee colonies depends on an innate, socially modulated developmental process.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Rapid evolution of the human mutation spectrum

    Kelley Harris, Jonathan K Pritchard
    Heritable mutations tend to occur within different DNA sequence contexts in different human populations, suggesting that DNA replication and repair often change in efficacy over only a few hundred generations of evolution.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sexually dimorphic neuronal responses to social isolation

    Laura Senst et al.
    Male and female mice react differently to social isolation but not to an acute physical stress.

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