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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Exophilin-8 assembles secretory granules for exocytosis in the actin cortex via interaction with RIM-BP2 and myosin-VIIa

    Fushun Fan et al.
    Analyses of knockout mice and a biochemical screen of interacting proteins reveal that exophilin-8 forms a large network of protein interactions to efficiently retain secretory granules beneath the plasma membrane for exocytosis.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Type XVII collagen coordinates proliferation in the interfollicular epidermis

    Mika Watanabe et al.
    Type XVII collagen, a transmembranous protein in basal keratinocytes, suppresses interfollicular epidermal proliferation in neonatal and aged skin, and helps rejuvenate epidermis.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Tsc2 disruption in mesenchymal progenitors results in tumors with vascular anomalies overexpressing Lgals3

    Peter J Klover et al.
    Tsc2 inactivation in mouse mesenchymal progenitors produced tumors with vascular anomalies reminiscent of human angiomyolipomas, and a gene expression signature in Tsc2-deficient tissues which included Lgals3, as a novel potential biomarker for TSC1/2 loss.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Pilot study of large-scale production of mutant pigs by ENU mutagenesis

    Tang Hai et al.
    ENU mutagenesis in pigs is an efficient strategy to introduce mutations at the whole-genome level and mutants have been generated on a large scale for agricultural production and biomedical research.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Tissue Regeneration: Regional differences

    Zhou Yu, Ting Chen
    The skin is a complex landscape containing regions in which hair follicles exhibit different types of behavior.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Neurosecretory protein GL stimulates food intake, de novo lipogenesis, and onset of obesity

    Eiko Iwakoshi-Ukena et al.
    Neurosecretory protein GL, a previously unknown mammalian neuropeptide, is a novel hypothalamic factor which regulates feeding behavior and peripheral lipogenesis in animals.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Dual function of the PI3K-Akt-mTORC1 axis in myelination of the peripheral nervous system

    Gianluca Figlia et al.
    High PI3K-Akt-mTORC1 activity inhibits Schwann cell differentiation, while after onset of myelination, residual PI3K-Akt-mTORC1 activity promotes myelin growth.
    1. Developmental Biology

    A chemical screen in zebrafish embryonic cells establishes that Akt activation is required for neural crest development

    Christie Ciarlo et al.
    Akt activation is required for neural crest differentiation through regulation of Sox10 activity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Loss of foxo rescues stem cell aging in Drosophila germ line

    Filippo Artoni et al.
    Loss of foxo rescues age-related defects in stem cell-mediated regeneration post-injury.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genomic regions controlling shape variation in the first upper molar of the house mouse

    Luisa F Pallares et al.
    An association mapping in wild mice revealed the first candidate loci for within-population molar shape variation and the phenotypic impact of such candidate loci was quantified and validated.