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    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. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    APOL1 renal risk variants have contrasting resistance and susceptibility associations with African trypanosomiasis

    Anneli Cooper et al.
    Common kidney disease risk variants in African populations are associated with reduced susceptibility to deadly African trypanosomes.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Nanoscale protein architecture of the kidney glomerular basement membrane

    Hani Suleiman et al.
    High-resolution optical microscopy is used to reveal the organization of extracellular matrix proteins within the basement membrane of the blood filtration barrier in the kidney at the nanometer scale.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Stem cells and fluid flow drive cyst formation in an invertebrate excretory organ

    Hanh Thi-Kim Vu et al.
    Planarians provide evidence for a common evolutionary origin of vertebrate and invertebrate excretory systems and provide a novel experimental model to study human kidney diseases.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The heteromeric PC-1/PC-2 polycystin complex is activated by the PC-1 N-terminus

    Kotdaji Ha et al.
    Soluble fragments cleaved from the N-terminus of PC-1 activate the PC-1/PC-2 heteromeric polycystin channel, describing for the first time that the N-terminus itself is an endogenous ligand.
    1. Cell Biology

    Human biallelic MFN2 mutations induce mitochondrial dysfunction, upper body adipose hyperplasia, and suppression of leptin expression

    Nuno Rocha et al.
    Specific human mitofusin 2 mutations induce selective upper body obesity with suppressed leptin expression and severe adipose mitochondrial dysfunction.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The Ormdl genes regulate the sphingolipid synthesis pathway to ensure proper myelination and neurologic function in mice

    Benjamin A Clarke et al.
    The ORMDL proteins function to restrain the de novo sphingolipid biosynthetic pathway during myelination, when there is a high demand for sphingolipids to prevent excessive accumulation of metabolic intermediates.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    H3K4 mono- and di-methyltransferase MLL4 is required for enhancer activation during cell differentiation

    Ji-Eun Lee et al.
    MLL4 (KMT2D) is a major mammalian H3K4 mono- and di-methyltransferase that is essential for enhancer activation, cell-type-specific gene expression, and cell differentiation.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Yolk-sac-derived macrophages progressively expand in the mouse kidney with age

    Shintaro Ide et al.
    A combination of genetic fate-mapping and parabiotic experiments reveals the chronological expansion of yolk-sac-derived renal tissue-resident macrophages with age by cellular proliferation and recruitment from circulating progenitors.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Gene Variation: The double-edged sword of evolution

    Etty Kruzel-Davila, Karl Skorecki
    Two gene variants provide different levels of protection against sleeping sickness, but this comes with an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
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