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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Protein aggregates are associated with replicative aging without compromising protein quality control

    Juha Saarikangas, Yves Barral
    The aging lineage of budding yeast is differentiated by an early-appearing protein deposit that promotes protein quality control.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Prolonged ovarian storage of mature Drosophila oocytes dramatically increases meiotic spindle instability

    Ethan J Greenblatt et al.
    Meiotic chromosome segregation in mature Drosophila oocytes is sensitive to prolonged quiescence, suggesting that human oocyte instability may result from storage of mature rather than primordial oocytes and be modifiable.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The kinetochore prevents centromere-proximal crossover recombination during meiosis

    Nadine Vincenten et al.
    The meiotic DNA recombination landscape is locally influenced by the kinetochore to minimize potentially deleterious pericentromeric crossover recombination.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Interferon-β-induced miR-1 alleviates toxic protein accumulation by controlling autophagy

    Camilla Nehammer et al.
    A microRNA prevents the accumulation of toxic proteins by inducing autophagy.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    E3 ubiquitin ligase Bre1 couples sister chromatid cohesion establishment to DNA replication in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Wei Zhang et al.
    E3 ubiquitin ligase Bre1-induced H2B monoubiquitination is epigenetically important for recruiting replication factor Mcm10 and cohesion establishment factors Ctf4, Ctf18 and Eco1 to early replication origins to establish sister chromatid cohesion.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Tuning of delta-protocadherin adhesion through combinatorial diversity

    Adam J Bisogni et al.
    Combinatorial expression patterns of δ-Pcdhs are defined within single neurons, and in vitro assays are employed to establish guiding principles used by this gene family to mediate cell adhesion.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Regulated aggregative multicellularity in a close unicellular relative of metazoa

    Arnau Sebé-Pedrós et al.
    The transition to the aggregative stage of Capsaspora owczarzaki, a close unicellular relative to Metazoa, is associated with significant upregulation of orthologs of genes that are important for multicellularity in metazoans.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Predicted glycosyltransferases promote development and prevent spurious cell clumping in the choanoflagellate S. rosetta

    Laura A Wetzel et al.
    A genetic screen reveals that two predicted glycosyltransferases promote rosette development and prevent cell clumping in one of the closest living relatives of animals, the choanoflagellate S. rosetta.
    1. Cell Biology

    The copy-number and varied strengths of MELT motifs in Spc105 balance the strength and responsiveness of the spindle assembly checkpoint

    Babhrubahan Roy et al.
    Cell biological and genetic analyses reveal how budding yeast cells optimize Spindle Assembly checkpoint signaling to maximize chromosome segregation accuracy and minimize unnecessary delays in anaphase onset.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Feedback control of Wnt signaling based on ultrastable histidine cluster co-aggregation between Naked/NKD and Axin

    Melissa V Gammons et al.
    An unusual molecular mechanism has been revealed based on ultrastable histidine cluster co-aggregation underlying feedback control of an ancient cell communication pathway.