154 results found
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    The nucleus serves as the pacemaker for the cell cycle

    Oshri Afanzar et al.
    Just as the sinoatrial node acts as pacemaker for the heart, the nucleus acts as pacemaker for the Xenopus embryonic cell cycle.
    1. Neuroscience

    Development of pacemaker properties and rhythmogenic mechanisms in the mouse embryonic respiratory network

    Marc Chevalier et al.
    Pacemaker neurons are present in the preBötC circuitry of mouse embryos and their role in driving respiratory network activity changes during the critical period immediately before birth.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ca2+ signaling driving pacemaker activity in submucosal interstitial cells of Cajal in the murine colon

    Salah A Baker et al.
    An optogenetic dual-color Ca2+-imaging approach shows how submucosal pacemaker-cells, interstitial cells of Cajal, modulate smooth-muscle responses and drive colonic motility via complex Ca2+ signaling.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Spatially resolved RNA-sequencing of the embryonic heart identifies a role for Wnt/β-catenin signaling in autonomic control of heart rate

    Silja Barbara Burkhard, Jeroen Bakkers
    A genome wide transcriptome dataset of the embryonic zebrafish heart with high spatial resolution was established and used to identify a novel mechanism regulating pacemaker function.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Ecology

    ABC transporter functions as a pacemaker for sequestration of plant glucosides in leaf beetles

    Anja S Strauss et al.
    A transport protein enables leaf beetle larvae to take up and store plant toxins and use them as part of their own defense strategy.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Nuclei determine the spatial origin of mitotic waves

    Felix E Nolet et al.
    Nuclei and spatial system dimensions control local concentrations of cell cycle regulators, determining the spatial origin of waves that coordinate​ DNA replication and, subsequently, cell division.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Profilin and formin constitute a pacemaker system for robust actin filament growth

    Johanna Funk et al.
    Profilin release from the filament end controls the speed of actin growth at physiological conditions.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Developmental Biology

    Cell-accurate optical mapping across the entire developing heart

    Michael Weber et al.
    The combination of high-speed light sheet microscopy and suitable data analysis facilitates cell-accurate measurements across entire organs and opens the way to systematic, scale-bridging, in vivo studies of organogenesis.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Controlling contractile instabilities in the actomyosin cortex

    Masatoshi Nishikawa et al.
    Combining quantitative biological experiment and physical description of actomyosin cortex reveals a contractile instability in the cortex of C. elegans embryo, and its biochemical control in order to robustly drive morphogenetic events.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A synthetic peptide that prevents cAMP regulation in mammalian hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels

    Andrea Saponaro et al.
    Cell-penetrating peptide drugs prevent adrenergic regulation of pacemaker channels without altering the overall response of the cell to cAMP.

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