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    1. Developmental Biology

    Dual control of pcdh8l/PCNS expression and function in Xenopus laevis neural crest cells by adam13/33 via the transcription factors tfap2α and arid3a

    Vikram Khedgikar et al.
    The regulation of tfap2α expression by adam13 is essential during cranial neural crest cell migration in Xenopus laevis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Affinity capture of polyribosomes followed by RNAseq (ACAPseq), a discovery platform for protein-protein interactions

    Xi Peng et al.
    Affinity capture of polyribosomes followed by RNAseq(ACAPSeq) is a technique that harnesses massively parallel sequencing to identify protein-protein interactions from any source from which polyribosomes can be purified.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Stiffness and tension gradients of the hair cell’s tip-link complex in the mammalian cochlea

    Mélanie Tobin et al.
    The tip-link complex of the hair cell is mechanically tuned along the tonotopic axis of the cochlea.
    1. Neuroscience

    Replacing the PDZ-interacting C-termini of DSCAM and DSCAML1 with epitope tags causes different phenotypic severity in different cell populations

    Andrew M Garrett et al.
    Mammalian Dscams require different intracellular interactions in different cell types during neural circuit formation to promote self-avoidance.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Neural Connectivity: Self-awareness in the retina

    Andrew M Garrett, Robert W Burgess
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The novel SH3 domain protein Dlish/CG10933 mediates fat signaling in Drosophila by binding and regulating Dachs

    Yifei Zhang et al.
    The Fat-regulated scaffolding protein Dlish controls the activity, levels and cortical localization of Warts-inhibiting myosin Dachs by linking Dachs to a critical Dachs regulator, the DHHC palmitoyltransferase Approximated, and to the Fat-mediated regulation of Dachs stability.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Genetic depletion studies inform receptor usage by virulent hantaviruses in human endothelial cells

    Maria Eugenia Dieterle et al.
    Several previously proposed cell-surface receptors for hantaviruses could be deleted in endothelial cells with little or no effect on infection, indicating that critical hantavirus entry factors remain undiscovered.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Wiz binds active promoters and CTCF-binding sites and is required for normal behaviour in the mouse

    Luke Isbel et al.
    Though generally considered a transcriptional repressor, Wiz may also function as a transcriptional activator in the mouse brain and is required for normal behaviour.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Supporting cells remove and replace sensory receptor hair cells in a balance organ of adult mice

    Stephanie A Bucks et al.
    Cell fate-mapping with genetically-modified mouse models and cellular markers demonstrates that sensory hair cells in the vestibular portion of the inner ear are a dynamic population in adult mice that undergo cell death and replacement under normal conditions.
    1. Cell Biology

    E-cadherin binds to desmoglein to facilitate desmosome assembly

    Omer Shafraz et al.
    Two critical events initiate and promote efficient desmosome assembly: stable binding of opposing E-cadherin cell-cell adhesion proteins; and direct interaction of E-cadherin and Desmoglein.