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  1. Episode 49: August 2018

    In this episode, we hear about the RNA world, bovine TB, lung fibrosis, and why rock pigeons have different wing patterns.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    High-resolution mapping of fluoroquinolones in TB rabbit lesions reveals specific distribution in immune cell types

    Landry Blanc et al.
    Penetration of the fluoroquinolones in tuberculosis lesions is heterogeneous even in fully cellular areas, is driven by macrophage content and decreases as the distance from lesion outer rim increases.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Loss of adult skeletal muscle stem cells drives age-related neuromuscular junction degeneration

    Wenxuan Liu et al.
    Building on previous work (Liu et al., 2015), it is shown that depletion or rescue of adult skeletal muscle stem cells is sufficient to induce or attenuate age-associated neuromuscular junction deterioration respectively.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    RAGE deficiency predisposes mice to virus-induced paucigranulocytic asthma

    Jaisy Arikkatt et al.
    HMGB1 drives the development of paucigranulocytic asthma in RAGE deficient mice.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Selecting the most appropriate time points to profile in high-throughput studies

    Michael Kleyman et al.
    The Time Point Selection (or TPS) method is a general protocol for determining sampling rates for high throughout time series biological studies, that is efficient, cheap, scalable and works well for several different types of molecular data.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Respiratory and intestinal epithelial cells exhibit differential susceptibility and innate immune responses to contemporary EV-D68 isolates

    Megan Culler Freeman et al.
    Parallel studies in primary human airway cells and stem cell-derived enteroids show that Enterovirus D-68 differentially infects and induces innate immune signaling in the respiratory and intestinal epithelium.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular basis for activation of lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase by a compound that increases HDL cholesterol

    Kelly A Manthei et al.
    Structure of lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase with a covalent acyl-intermediate mimic and a small molecule activator reveals an active conformation and that the enzyme can be activated via its membrane binding domain.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Natural Tr1-like cells do not confer long-term tolerogenic memory

    Koshika Yadava et al.
    Natural Tr1-like cells do not form a functionally stable memory response to allergens, and this instability may limit efforts to re-establish tolerance by expanding Tr1.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Activation of hedgehog signaling in mesenchymal stem cells induces cartilage and bone tumor formation via Wnt/β-Catenin

    Qi Deng et al.
    Cartilage and bone tumors arise from chondrocyte or osteoblast progenitors but not differentiated cells or multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) via the IHH-Wnt/β-Catenin pathway.
    1. Cell Biology

    Regulation of cilia abundance in multiciliated cells

    Rashmi Nanjundappa et al.
    A cell-intrinsic surface area-dependent mechanism establishes centriole-cilia abundance in airway multiciliated cells.

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