2,141 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Evolutionary and functional insights into the mechanism underlying body-size-related adaptation of mammalian hemoglobin

    Olga Rapp, Ofer Yifrach
    Hemoglobin affinity and cooperativity reveal mechanistic insights in how the relation between physiology and evolutionary variations shape a protein's molecular property.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    On the mechanistic nature of epistasis in a canonical cis-regulatory element

    Mato Lagator et al.
    Thermodynamic framework accurately predicts the sign of epistasis and its environment dependence for a canonical cis-regulatory element.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Atypical calcium regulation of the PKD2-L1 polycystin ion channel

    Paul G DeCaen et al.
    Outward calcium ion currents desensitize the human PKD2-L1 ion channel via a mechanism that is independent of cytosolic motifs.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Upper bound on the biological effects of 50/60 Hz magnetic fields mediated by radical pairs

    PJ Hore
    Any effects of environmental 50/60 Hz magnetic fields on human biology due to a radical pair mechanism should be no more dangerous than those incurred by travelling a few kilometres.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Hemodynamic-mediated endocardial signaling controls in vivo myocardial reprogramming

    Manuel Gálvez-Santisteban et al.
    The heart is able to sense and adaptively respond to environmental changes due to cardiac injury through flow-mediated mechanisms that regulate cardiomyocyte reprogramming and regeneration.
    1. Neuroscience

    Voltage-gated Na+ currents in human dorsal root ganglion neurons

    Xiulin Zhang et al.
    Human sensory neurons may not only bridge a critical gap between drug discovery and clinical trials, but force a re-evaluation of basic assumptions about the mechanisms controlling primary afferent excitability.
    1. Neuroscience

    Development of pacemaker properties and rhythmogenic mechanisms in the mouse embryonic respiratory network

    Marc Chevalier et al.
    Pacemaker neurons are present in the preBötC circuitry of mouse embryos and their role in driving respiratory network activity changes during the critical period immediately before birth.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Mitosis can drive cell cannibalism through entosis

    Joanne Durgan et al.
    Mitosis is found to act as a novel trigger for epithelial cell cannibalism, revealing an important link between cell division and death, of relevance to cancer and chemotherapy.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Stochastic and deterministic dynamics of intrinsically irregular firing in cortical inhibitory interneurons

    Philipe RF Mendonça et al.
    A-type potassium conductances influence the distinctive firing behaviour of irregular-spiking interneurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    Non-linear developmental trajectory of electrical phenotype in rat substantia nigra pars compacta dopaminergic neurons

    Martial A Dufour et al.
    The development of the electrical phenotype of neurons can be precisely quantified and dissected using a combination of multi-variate statistical analyses and a systematic electrophysiological characterization of electrical properties.

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