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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    TP53 exon-6 truncating mutations produce separation of function isoforms with pro-tumorigenic functions

    Nitin H Shirole et al.
    Genetic and molecular analysis of TP53 exon-6 truncating mutations reveal that these mutations, contrary to current belief, promote tumorigenesis and point towards strategies for treating cancers driven by these prevalent mutations.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    Opposing roles of nuclear receptor HNF4α isoforms in colitis and colitis-associated colon cancer

    Karthikeyani Chellappa et al.
    Proper gut health depends on the balance between two naturally occurring variants of a transcription factor in the colon.
    1. Cell Biology

    A novel isoform of MAP4 organises the paraxial microtubule array required for muscle cell differentiation

    Binyam Mogessie et al.
    oMAP4 is a microtubule crosslinker that restricts motor driven microtubule motility and cooperates with microtubule motors in the establishment of paraxial microtubule arrangements in differentiating muscle cells.
    1. Cell Biology

    A mitochondria-anchored isoform of the actin-nucleating spire protein regulates mitochondrial division

    Uri Manor et al.
    An actin nucleating protein, Spire1C, localizes to the mitochondrial outer membrane and interacts with the endoplasmic reticulum-anchored formin protein INF2 to drive mitochondrial fission.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Isoforms: Fundamental differences

    Peter W Gunning, Edna C Hardeman
    The differences between β- and γ-actin are deeper than those between the amino acid sequences of these two proteins.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Heart fossilization is possible and informs the evolution of cardiac outflow tract in vertebrates

    Lara Maldanis et al.
    The discovery of a fossil heart in Rhacolepis buccalis demonstrates that it is possible to scrutinize the fossil record for important clues on cardiac structure and evolution.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Assessing long-distance RNA sequence connectivity via RNA-templated DNA–DNA ligation

    Christian K Roy et al.
    SeqZip is a new DNA ligation-based method to condense and maintain exon connectivity information within individual RNA molecules, which can provide new insights into alternative splicing.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Gene Regulation: A transcriptional switch controls meiosis

    A Elizabeth Hildreth, Karen M Arndt
    A key protein involved in the segregation of meiotic chromosomes is produced 'just in time' by the regulated expression of two mRNA isoforms.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Clarinet (CLA-1), a novel active zone protein required for synaptic vesicle clustering and release

    Zhao Xuan et al.
    Clarinet, a novel C. elegans active zone protein with homology to vertebrate Piccolo and Rim, uses its different isoforms for diverse functions, including synaptic vesicle clustering, vesicle release and synaptogenesis.