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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Dual histone methyl reader ZCWPW1 facilitates repair of meiotic double strand breaks in male mice

    Mohamed Mahgoub et al.
    The meiotic recombination landscape in vertebrates was re-engineered via the co-evolution of a dual histone H3K4/H3K36 methylation 'writer' PRDM9 and its 'reader' ZCWPW1 that facilitates efficient double strand break repair.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    A non-mosaic transchromosomic mouse model of Down syndrome carrying the long arm of human chromosome 21

    Yasuhiro Kazuki et al.
    TcMAC21 is an appropriate “next gen” mouse model for DS research, and provides a proof of concept of using artificial chromosomes to generate non-mosaic humanized animal models of chromosome disorders.
    1. Cell Biology

    A gene-expression screen identifies a non-toxic sumoylation inhibitor that mimics SUMO-less human LRH-1 in liver

    Miyuki Suzawa et al.
    The FDA-approved compound and plant extract tannic acid is a non-toxic chemical tool for modulating sumoylation in multiple platforms.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Distinct origins and molecular mechanisms contribute to lymphatic formation during cardiac growth and regeneration

    Dana Gancz et al.
    Cardiac lymphatic vessels of heterogeneous origins and molecular signatures support cardiac growth and regeneration.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Spatiotemporal dynamics and heterogeneity of renal lymphatics in mammalian development and cystic kidney disease

    Daniyal J Jafree et al.
    Three-dimensional imaging was used to identify structural and quantitative features of developing lymphatics in the kidneys of mice, humans and in a genetic mouse model of polycystic kidney disease.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A genetically attenuated malaria vaccine candidate based on P. falciparum b9/slarp gene-deficient sporozoites

    Ben C L van Schaijk et al.
    The preclinical evaluation of a malaria genetically attenuated parasite vaccine candidate suggests that it is both safe and effective.
    1. Cancer Biology

    GPC1 specific CAR-T cells eradicate established solid tumor without adverse effects and synergize with anti-PD-1 Ab

    Daiki Kato et al.
    The safety and strong antitumor effects of GPC1-specific CAR-T cells against GPC1-expressing solid tumors were demonstrated by using both syngeneic and xenogeneic mouse models.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    CCN1 interlinks integrin and hippo pathway to autoregulate tip cell activity

    Myo-Hyeon Park et al.
    Cyr61 autoregulating tip cell activity by interlinking integrin and Hippo pathway and targeting Cyr61 provides promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of pathological angiogenesis, including tumour angiogenesis.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A potent human neutralizing antibody Fc-dependently reduces established HBV infections

    Dan Li et al.
    A novel and potent receptor-binding-blockage human neutralizing antibody prevents HBV infection, and suppresses HBV infection therapeutically in HBV-infected mice.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Plasmodium P36 determines host cell receptor usage during sporozoite invasion

    Giulia Manzoni et al.
    Host CD81 and Scavenger Receptor BI operate independently to mediate invasion of hepatocytes by different species of Plasmodium sporozoites, which use the parasite protein P36 as a key determinant of the entry route.