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    1. Cell Biology

    Mitochondrial flashes regulate ATP homeostasis in the heart

    Xianhua Wang et al.
    Mitochondrial flashes counteract the imbalance of ATP supply-and-demand and constitute an auto-regulator of ATP homeostasis in the heart.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A clathrin coat assembly role for the muniscin protein central linker revealed by TALEN-mediated gene editing

    Perunthottathu K Umasankar et al.
    The muniscin protein FCHO1 interacts with, and activates, the adapter protein-2 complex (AP-2) to promote the assembly of clathrin-coated vesicles.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Nanoscale protein architecture of the kidney glomerular basement membrane

    Hani Suleiman et al.
    High-resolution optical microscopy is used to reveal the organization of extracellular matrix proteins within the basement membrane of the blood filtration barrier in the kidney at the nanometer scale.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Cannabinoid-induced actomyosin contractility shapes neuronal morphology and growth

    Alexandre B Roland et al.
    Cannabinoids inhibit neuronal expansion and growth through the rapid contraction of actomyosin.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Mouse T cell priming is enhanced by maturation-dependent stiffening of the dendritic cell cortex

    Daniel Blumenthal et al.
    The dendritic cell actin cytoskeleton provides a platform for T cell mechanosensing, delivering novel biophysical cues that serve as costimulatory signals for T cell activation.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Nanoscale organization of rotavirus replication machineries

    Yasel Garcés Suárez et al.
    Super-resolution microscopy reveals, at nanometric-scale, the highly organized protein structure of viroplasms, the viral factories used by rotavirus to replicate its genome and assemble new viral particles.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A molecular tweezer antagonizes seminal amyloids and HIV infection

    Edina Lump et al.
    CLR01 is a small molecule that could be an effective topical microbicide to eliminate HIV (and other enveloped viruses), and to antagonize host-encoded amyloid fibrils that promote HIV infection.
    1. Cell Biology

    Erk regulation of actin capping and bundling by Eps8 promotes cortex tension and leader bleb-based migration

    Jeremy S Logue et al.
    Eps8, a specific effector of oncogenic signaling, organizes the cortical actin cytoskeleton of cancer cells to promote mechanical properties that favor a newly identified mode of confined, adhesion-independent cell migration.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Bridged filaments of histone-like nucleoid structuring protein pause RNA polymerase and aid termination in bacteria

    Matthew V Kotlajich et al.
    Bridged H-NS filaments inhibit transcript elongation by bacterial RNA polymerase by enhancing backtracking and increasing Rho-dependent termination at a subset of pause sites that are normally poor Rho substrates.
    1. Medicine
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mucosal effects of tenofovir 1% gel

    Florian Hladik et al.
    Mucosal application of the anti-retroviral drug tenofovir, which is intended to prevent HIV transmission, has many off-target effects on the mucosa itself.