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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Stochastic and deterministic dynamics of intrinsically irregular firing in cortical inhibitory interneurons

    Philipe RF Mendonça et al.
    A-type potassium conductances influence the distinctive firing behaviour of irregular-spiking interneurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    Enhanced excitability of cortical neurons in low-divalent solutions is primarily mediated by altered voltage-dependence of voltage-gated sodium channels

    Briana J Martiszus et al.
    External calcium regulates neuronal excitability via its actions on voltage-gated sodium channels but not by regulating NALCN via the calcium-sensing receptor.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct signatures of calcium activity in brain mural cells

    Chaim Glück et al.
    Increases of extracellular potassium silence capillary pericyte calcium signaling, suggesting a participation of capillary pericytes in the potassium-mediated neurovascular communication.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Brain Networks: Modeling breathing rhythms

    Jan-Marino Ramirez, Nathan A Baertsch
    Computational models are helping researchers to understand how certain properties of neurons contribute to respiratory rhythms.
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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    The mechanism underlying transient weakness in myotonia congenita

    Jessica H Myers et al.
    Transient weakness in myotonia congenita is caused by depolarization secondary to activation of persistent Na+ current in skeletal muscle.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Metabolic constraints drive self-organization of specialized cell groups

    Sriram Varahan et al.
    In a developing yeast colony, cells go from homogeneous states to spatially organized, specialized metabolic states, and the new metabolic states depend on resources produced by the original state.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Bacterial survival in microscopic surface wetness

    Maor Grinberg et al.
    A new intricate reciprocity between microbiology and physics results in collective protection from desiccation through differential formation of stable microdroplets around bacterial aggregates on surfaces drying under moderate humidity.
    1. Cell Biology

    Cooperation between tropomyosin and α-actinin inhibits fimbrin association with actin filament networks in fission yeast

    Jenna R Christensen et al.
    The contractile ring actin binding proteins tropomyosin Cdc8 and a-actinin Ain1 synergize to effectively compete with the endocytic actin patch protein fimbrin Fim1 for associating with F-actin networks.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Shared behavioral mechanisms underlie C. elegans aggregation and swarming

    Siyu Serena Ding et al.
    Two seemingly distinct behaviors in social C. elegans worms, namely aggregating into groups and swarming over food, are driven by the same underlying mechanisms.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    The transpeptidase PBP2 governs initial localization and activity of the major cell-wall synthesis machinery in E. coli

    Gizem Özbaykal et al.
    For initiation of cell-wall insertion, the cross-linking enzyme PBP2 stably binds to a component of the cell envelope that is different from MreB filaments.