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    1. Developmental Biology

    Skeletal Stem Cells: Lectins bring benefits to bones

    Charles KF Chan et al.
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    1. Developmental Biology

    Clec11a/osteolectin is an osteogenic growth factor that promotes the maintenance of the adult skeleton

    Rui Yue et al.
    A C-type lectin domain protein is an anabolic growth factor that promotes mesenchymal progenitors in the bone marrow to differentiate into bone cells to maintain skeletal bone mass throughout adult life.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Breast Cancer: Targeting mutant estrogen receptors

    Suzanne E Wardell et al.
    A drug used in hormone replacement therapy can target estrogen receptors that have become resistant to breast cancer treatments.
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  1. Science Writing Competition: Hip, hip, hooray!

    Emma Pewsey
    The use of X-rays to investigate why bones break could lead to treatments that reduce the number of elderly people who suffer broken hips.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Bone-Targeting Drugs: From vesicle to cytosol

    Michael J Rogers, Marcia A Munoz
    Drugs called bisphosphonates are used to treat a range of bone diseases, but how do they reach the enzymes that are their target?
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    1. Cell Biology

    High lumenal chloride in the lysosome is critical for lysosome function

    Kasturi Chakraborty et al.
    Lysosomes are highly enriched in chloride, which is essential for their degradative function.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic and environmental influences on adult human height across birth cohorts from 1886 to 1994

    Aline Jelenkovic et al.
    Genetic variance of adult human height shows a generally increasing trend across the birth-year cohorts but heritability estimates do not present any clear pattern of secular changes over a century.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    The mammalian lectin galectin-8 induces RANKL expression, osteoclastogenesis, and bone mass reduction in mice

    Yaron Vinik et al.
    The secreted sugar-binding protein galectin-8 causes osteoblasts to secrete factors that promote the differentiation of bone marrow cells into osteoclasts; targeting this protein could therefore potentially help treat diseases associated with excessive bone loss.
    1. Ecology

    A SLC4 family bicarbonate transporter is critical for intracellular pH regulation and biomineralization in sea urchin embryos

    Marian Y Hu et al.
    Cellular carbon accumulation systems are a fundamental prerequisite for biomineralization to stabilize pH and to supply inorganic carbon for CaCO3 precipitation under changing environmental conditions.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural insight into the activation of a class B G-protein-coupled receptor by peptide hormones in live human cells

    Lisa Seidel et al.
    Agonist and antagonist peptides of the corticotropin-releasing factor receptor type 1 adopt different folds and stabilize distinct conformations of the receptor transmembrane domain, which involves tilting of helices VI and VII around conserved glycine hinges.

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