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    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Unique membrane properties and enhanced signal processing in human neocortical neurons

    Guy Eyal et al.
    Models and experiments reveal that human L2/3 pyramidal neurons have distinctively low specific membrane capacitance which might have a significant impact on signal processing in human neocortex.
    1. Neuroscience

    Membrane properties specialize mammalian inner hair cells for frequency or intensity encoding

    Stuart L Johnson
    Mammalian primary sensory inner hair cells play an active role in auditory information processing, such that they show a preference for either timing or intensity coding.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Electrophysiology: Leading the charge

    Andrew JR Plested
    A simple label-free method uses the electrical properties of cells to detect how ligands bind to membrane proteins.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Cross-species functional diversity within the PIN auxin efflux protein family

    Devin Lee O'Connor et al.
    Comparative genetics between distant plant species shows that for the PIN auxin transport proteins differential membrane and tissue-level accumulation, transport activity, and interaction result in different functional properties in the shoot post transcription.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Plasmodium falciparum ligand binding to erythrocytes induce alterations in deformability essential for invasion

    Xavier Sisquella et al.
    Interaction of P. falciparum with the erythrocyte activates a phosphorylation cascade altering the viscoelastic properties of this area of the host membrane conditioning it for successful invasion.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Organ sculpting by patterned extracellular matrix stiffness

    Justin Crest et al.
    Direct measurement of finely patterned mechanical properties in a native basement membrane demonstrate how force asymmetries arising from this extracellular matrix, rather than from cells, can precisely sculpt a tissue.
    1. Neuroscience

    Serotonin enhances excitability and gamma frequency temporal integration in mouse prefrontal fast-spiking interneurons

    Jegath C Athilingam et al.
    Serotonin changes passive membrane properties in prefrontal fast-spiking interneurons to affect not only neuronal excitability but also the temporal filtering of synaptic inputs with a preference for gamma-frequency summation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Atomistic simulations indicate the c-subunit ring of the F1Fo ATP synthase is not the mitochondrial permeability transition pore

    Wenchang Zhou et al.
    The notion that the lumen of the ATP synthase membrane rotor is the long-sought megachannel that triggers the onset of the mitochondrial permeability transition is found to be inconsistent with its actual structural and functional properties.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Memory: Can fearlessness come in a tiny package?

    Bryan W Luikart
    A molecule called microRNA-153 helps to prevent rats associating new environments with fear.
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