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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Identifying the immune interactions underlying HLA class I disease associations

    Bisrat J Debebe et al.
    HLA class I-disease associations have been studied for decades; a new approach for investigating the underlying mechanism can overcome past problems with interpretation and help to understand the etiology of human diseases.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Single cell analysis reveals human cytomegalovirus drives latently infected cells towards an anergic-like monocyte state

    Miri Shnayder et al.
    Single-cell and bulk expression analyses reveal that HCMV latent infection drives cells towards a weaker immune-responsive state, which is important for its expression and reactivation.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A systematic view on influenza induced host shutoff

    Adi Bercovich-Kinori et al.
    During host shut-off caused by the Influenza A virus, cellular genes that play important housekeeping roles for the virus are still efficiently translated.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    ATP hydrolysis by the viral RNA sensor RIG-I prevents unintentional recognition of self-RNA

    Charlotte Lässig et al.
    Mutations within the ATPase domain of RIG-I in patients with Singleton-Merten Syndrome prevent ATP-hydrolysis dependent dissociation of RIG-I from double-stranded RNA and lead to unintentional constitutive signaling through increased binding of endogenous RNA.
    1. Cancer Biology

    STRIPAK directs PP2A activity toward MAP4K4 to promote oncogenic transformation of human cells

    Jong Wook Kim et al.
    ST recruitment of STRIPAK facilitates PP2A-mediated dephosphorylation of MAP4K4 and induces cell transformation highlighting that STRIPAK complex plays a key role in defining PP2A specificity and activity.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Engineering of a synthetic quadrastable gene network to approach Waddington landscape and cell fate determination

    Fuqing Wu et al.
    A synthetic quadrastable gene network provides a synthetic biology framework to study cell fate determination.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)5 ameliorates influenza infection via inhibition of EGFR signaling

    Lukasz Kedzierski et al.
    The intracellular SOCS5 protein has a unique and key role in restraining influenza A infection by regulating epidermal growth factor receptor signaling in airway epithelial cells.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Comparative genomics explains the evolutionary success of reef-forming corals

    Debashish Bhattacharya et al.
    The analysis of 20 coral genomic datasets provides unprecedented insights into what makes reef-building corals unique, including the evolution of novel gene families involved in biomineralization, signaling and stress responses that have led to their evolutionary success throughout the Phanerozoic Eon.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    Effects of lifelong testosterone exposure on health and disease using Mendelian randomization

    Pedrum Mohammadi-Shemirani et al.
    Long-term increased testosterone improved body composition and bone density, but lowered HDL and raised risks of hypertension, androgenic alopecia, prostate cancer, and spinal stenosis in males.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Human cytomegalovirus IE1 protein alters the higher-order chromatin structure by targeting the acidic patch of the nucleosome

    Qianglin Fang et al.
    Distinct binding of viral proteins to the same region on the nucleosome surface can result in contrasting changes to higher-order chromatin structure in the host cell.