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    1. Cell Biology

    Cyclin A/Cdk1 modulates Plk1 activity in prometaphase to regulate kinetochore-microtubule attachment stability

    Ana Maria G Dumitru et al.
    Quantitative phosphoproteomics defines the substrates for Cyclin A/Cdk1 kinase during early mitosis and follow up studies validate that one identified substrate, MYPT1, influences the stability of k-MT attachments by regulating Plk1.
    1. Developmental Biology

    An improved zebrafish transcriptome annotation for sensitive and comprehensive detection of cell type-specific genes

    Nathan D Lawson et al.
    Computational efforts yield a zebrafish transcriptome annotation that provides more sensitive and comprehensive gene detection over existing annotations when used for bulk or single-cell RNA-seq.
    1. Neuroscience

    Novel long-range inhibitory nNOS-expressing hippocampal cells

    Zoé Christenson Wick et al.
    An intersectional genetic vector approach allows the identification and characterization of novel hippocampal inhibitory neurons with both broad local connectivity within CA1 and long-range projections to several extrahippocampal areas.
    1. Neuroscience

    Hippocampal inputs engage CCK+ interneurons to mediate endocannabinoid-modulated feed-forward inhibition in the prefrontal cortex

    Xingchen Liu et al.
    Endocannabinoids modulate ventral hippocampal inputs to the infralimbic prefrontal cortex by dampening feed-forward inhibition mediated by cholecystokinin-expressing (CCK+) interneurons onto layer 5 intratelencephalic (IT) cells.
    1. Neuroscience

    A versatile genetic tool for post-translational control of gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster

    Sachin Sethi, Jing W Wang
    A chemogenetic tool has been developed to map and manipulate neuronal circuits with spatial and temporal precision.
    1. Neuroscience

    Semi-intact ex vivo approach to investigate spinal somatosensory circuits

    Junichi Hachisuka et al.
    A new spinal somatosensory preparation is described which enables fine control of sensory input and the ability to manipulate spinal interneurons while recording from spinal projection neurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    A Mammalian enhancer trap resource for discovering and manipulating neuronal cell types

    Yasuyuki Shima et al.
    A novel transposon-based enhancer trap screen in mice permits high throughput development of highly restricted driver strains targeting specific neuronal cell types.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sparse activity of identified dentate granule cells during spatial exploration

    Maria Diamantaki et al.
    Morphologically-mature granule cells with complex dendritic trees contribute to a sparse representation of space in the rat dentate gyrus.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Cell differentiation defines acute and chronic infection cell types in Staphylococcus aureus

    Juan-Carlos García-Betancur et al.
    During Staphylococcus aureus infections, bacterial cells bifurcate into distinct, specialized cell types that localize physically in different colonization tissues to simultaneously generate different infection types.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    MreB filaments align along greatest principal membrane curvature to orient cell wall synthesis

    Saman Hussain et al.
    MreB filaments bind, orient, and move along the direction of greatest membrane curvature, thus orienting the insertion of new glycan strands around the cell circumference in a manner that may help establish and maintain rod shape.