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    1. Neuroscience

    β spectrin-dependent and domain specific mechanisms for Na+ channel clustering

    Cheng-Hsin Liu et al.
    β4 spectrin is required to maintain Na+ channels at the axon initial segment since, unlike nodes of Ranvier, β1 spectrin cannot substitute.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Inter-domain dynamics drive cholesterol transport by NPC1 and NPC1L1 proteins

    Piyali Saha et al.
    Molecular analysis of cholesterol transport by NPC1 and NPC1L1 proteins reveals that cholesterol likely moves through these transporters, and ezetimibe blocks NPC1L1 by binding at the interface between multiple domains.
    1. Neuroscience

    Parkin contributes to synaptic vesicle autophagy in Bassoon-deficient mice

    Sheila Hoffmann-Conaway et al.
    The presynaptic scaffolding protein Bassoon is involved in regulating neurotransmitter release by controlling synaptic vesicle pool size and vesicular protein turnover through increased ubiquitination and Parkin-dependent autophagy.
    1. Neuroscience

    The switch-like expression of heme-regulated kinase 1 mediates neuronal proteostasis following proteasome inhibition

    Beatriz Alvarez-Castelao et al.
    In neurons, inhibition of the proteasome results in feedback inhibition of protein synthesis, mediated by heme-regulated kinase 1, which is optimized to act as both a sensor and an effector.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Role of IL-4 in bone marrow driven dysregulated angiogenesis and age-related macular degeneration

    Takashi Baba et al.
    The IL-4/IL-4Rα axis directory promotes pathological angiogenesis through communications with bone marrow cells leading to neovascular age-related macular degeneration.
    1. Neuroscience

    A role for CIM6P/IGF2 receptor in memory consolidation and enhancement

    Xiao-Wen Yu et al.
    Cation-independent-mannose-6-phosphate-receptor, or insulin-like-growth-factor-2-receptor (CIM6P/IGF2R) expressed in the hippocampus controls the protein metabolism regulated by learning and required for memory consolidation, and is also a key mechanism for memory enhancement.
    1. Neuroscience

    Slo2 potassium channel function depends on RNA editing-regulated expression of a SCYL1 protein

    Long-Gang Niu et al.
    The pseudokinase protein SCYL1 is an evolutionarily conserved enhancer of Slo2 potassium channel activity.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Deep evolutionary analysis reveals the design principles of fold A glycosyltransferases

    Rahil Taujale et al.
    Deep mining of GT-A fold sequences provides an evolutionary framework for investigating complex relationships connecting GT-A fold sequence, structure, function and regulation.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    CNGA3 acts as a cold sensor in hypothalamic neurons

    Viktor V Feketa et al.
    CNGA3 is a cold-potentiated ion channel that confers cold sensitivity to mouse hypothalamic neurons, whereas CNGA3 from hibernating ground squirrels is cold-insensitive.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Retromer subunit, VPS29, regulates synaptic transmission and is required for endolysosomal function in the aging brain

    Hui Ye et al.
    Vps29 promotes retromer localization in the adult Drosophila brain, engaging Rab7 and TBC1D5, and its loss triggers age-dependent neuronal impairments in endolysosomal trafficking and synaptic transmission.