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    1. Cell Biology

    Optimized Vivid-derived Magnets photodimerizers for subcellular optogenetics in mammalian cells

    Lorena Benedetti et al.
    eMags is an engineered photodimerizer pair for optogenetic modulation in mammalian cells that is especially suited for the manipulation of intracellular processes occurring in small volumes or subcellular organelles.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Distinct effects of complement and of NLRP3- and non-NLRP3 inflammasomes for choroidal neovascularization

    Jakob Malsy et al.
    Characterization of the effects of complement- and inflammasome-mediated inflammation on choroidal neovascularization in a mouse model of neovascular age-related macular degeneration suggests synergistic benefits from targeting both forms of inflammation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Preserving inhibition with a disinhibitory microcircuit in the retina

    Qiang Chen et al.
    A disinhibitory motif in the retina mediates noise resilience of motion detection using an inverted algorithm of disinhibition due to the interplay between network activity and synaptic plasticity.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Bayesian inference for biophysical neuron models enables stimulus optimization for retinal neuroprosthetics

    Jonathan Oesterle et al.
    Bayesian simulator-based inference is used to infer the parameters of complex multicompartment models of retinal neurons from two-photon imaging data.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Coordinated crosstalk between microtubules and actin by a spectraplakin regulates lumen formation and branching

    Delia Ricolo, Sofia J Araujo
    Lumen formation by single epithelial cells depends on FGF-signalling-dependent expression of a spectraplakin, which can be functionally replaced by Tau.
    1. Neuroscience

    SARM1 depletion rescues NMNAT1-dependent photoreceptor cell death and retinal degeneration

    Yo Sasaki et al.
    A mouse model of retinal degeneration reveals a common mechanism for axonal degeneration and photoreceptor cell death and identifies SARM1 as a therapeutic candidate for retinopathies.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Light-regulated allosteric switch enables temporal and subcellular control of enzyme activity

    Mark Shaaya et al.
    Light-sensitive allosteric switch module, a broadly applicable protein engineering method, is used for the regulation of protein activity with tight temporal control and spatial precision.
    1. Neuroscience

    A dual role for Cav1.4 Ca2+ channels in the molecular and structural organization of the rod photoreceptor synapse

    J Wesley Maddox et al.
    Ca2+ influx through Cav1.4 channels is required for the structural, but not the molecular organization of the rod photoreceptor synapse.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Label-free imaging of immune cell dynamics in the living retina using adaptive optics

    Aby Joseph et al.
    Immune cell motility and vascular response are imaged in vivo and label free in the CNS for the first time, using high-resolution phase-contrast adaptive optics retinal imaging.
    1. Neuroscience

    Retinotectal circuitry of larval zebrafish is adapted to detection and pursuit of prey

    Dominique Förster et al.
    The retinotectal map in zebrafish exhibits location-specific, functional specializations to match prey object movement in the visual field during the hunting sequence.