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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Alstrom syndrome gene is a stem-cell-specific regulator of centriole duplication in the Drosophila testis

    Cuie Chen, Yukiko M Yamashita
    Alms1a is a centrosomal protein that exhibits asymmetric localization between mother and daughter centrosomes in asymmetrically dividing stem cells in Drosophila testis, controlling centriole duplication.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Cytokine receptor-Eb1 interaction couples cell polarity and fate during asymmetric cell division

    Cuie Chen et al.
    A separation-of-function mutation reveals that a niche ligand receptor Dome functions in spindle orientation during asymmetric stem cell division by directly binding to Eb1, independent of its role in downstream JAK-STAT signaling.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Mobilization of LINE-1 retrotransposons is restricted by Tex19.1 in mouse embryonic stem cells

    Marie MacLennan et al.
    Post-translational regulation of retrotransposons plays a key role in preventing retrotransposon mobilization in the epigenetically dynamic mouse germline.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Large-scale determination of previously unsolved protein structures using evolutionary information

    Sergey Ovchinnikov et al.
    A new method of protein structure prediction that incorporates residue–residue co-evolution information into the Rosetta structure prediction program was used to develop models for 58 large protein families that had no previous structural information.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Cystic proliferation of germline stem cells is necessary to reproductive success and normal mating behavior in medaka

    Luisa F Arias Padilla et al.
    In medaka fish, the reduction of cystic proliferation of germ stem cells declines gametogenesis, reproduction success, and male sexual behavior, with a decrease of mating vigor.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The genome of the Hi5 germ cell line from Trichoplusia ni, an agricultural pest and novel model for small RNA biology

    Yu Fu et al.
    The genome sequence of Trichoplusia ni enables the use of this widespread lepidopteran pest as a model for both the study of small RNA pathways and insecticide resistance.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Imaging plant germline differentiation within Arabidopsis flowers by light sheet microscopy

    Sona Valuchova et al.
    Light sheet microscopy was used to establish a method for live imaging of cellular events within Arabidopsis flower and for constructing a 3D model of flower at subcellular resolution.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Antagonistic control of Caenorhabditis elegans germline stem cell proliferation and differentiation by PUF proteins FBF-1 and FBF-2

    Xiaobo Wang et al.
    Complementary effects of FBF-1 and FBF-2 on germline stem cell dynamics result from their distinct cooperation with mRNA deadenylase resulting in the opposite effects on the shared target mRNAs.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Distinct clonal evolution of B-cells in HIV controllers with neutralizing antibody breadth

    Deniz Cizmeci et al.
    Extended somatic hypermutation and clonal evolution associated with antibody neutralization breath in HIV controllers with low plasma viral loads provide promise for HIV vaccine development.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Deficient spermiogenesis in mice lacking Rlim

    Feng Wang et al.
    Genetic analyses in mice identifies Rlim in the spermatogenic cell lineage as a regulator of cytoplasmic reduction during spermiogenesis.