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    1. Cell Biology

    Dopamine receptors reveal an essential role of IFT-B, KIF17, and Rab23 in delivering specific receptors to primary cilia

    Alison Leaf, Mark Von Zastrow
    The mechanism of signaling receptor delivery to primary cilia involves a specific cellular role of a Rab protein that is critical for vertebrate development.
    1. Neuroscience

    A network of autism linked genes stabilizes two pools of synaptic GABAA receptors

    Xia-Jing Tong et al.
    Mobile and immobile GABAA receptors in the C. elegans neuromuscular synapse are stabilized by two distinct protein scaffolds.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    B cell activation involves nanoscale receptor reorganizations and inside-out signaling by Syk

    Kathrin Kläsener et al.
    Studying the earliest events in B cell activation reveals that the B cell antigen receptor is opened and activated via the phosphorylation and binding by the spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk).
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Non-classical amine recognition evolved in a large clade of olfactory receptors

    Qian Li et al.
    Fish trace amine-associated receptors evolved a novel structural motif that enables the detection of chemically diverse amine odors in a non-canonical 'inverted' orientation.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    T cell receptor repertoires of mice and humans are clustered in similarity networks around conserved public CDR3 sequences

    Asaf Madi et al.
    A new perception of the organization of T-cell receptor repertoires in mice and humans, based on high-throughput sequencing and CDR3 sequence similarity, indicates hubs of cross-species public sequences forming evolutionary conserved 'foci of attention' of T cell immunity.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Regulation by the quorum sensor from Vibrio indicates a receptor function for the membrane anchors of adenylate cyclases

    Stephanie Beltz et al.
    A canonical class III adenylate cyclase with a membrane anchor of six transmembrane spans is regulated by a receptor of similar design, the quorum-sensing receptor from Vibrio harveyi.
    1. Cancer biology
    2. Cell Biology

    ERG signaling in prostate cancer is driven through PRMT5-dependent methylation of the Androgen Receptor

    Zineb Mounir et al.
    The transcription factor ERG recruits the PRMT5 enzyme to methylate the androgen receptor, presenting a post-translational regulatory mechanism that could be therapeutically exploited to control cell proliferation.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Neuroscience

    Two receptor tyrosine phosphatases dictate the depth of axonal stabilizing layer in the visual system

    Satoko Hakeda-Suzuki et al.
    Two receptor tyrosine phosphatases having overlapping function for the determination of the final axon stabilizing layer is encoded for their cumulative cytoplasmic activity and ligand specificity in the visual system.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Structural basis for subtype-specific inhibition of the P2X7 receptor

    Akira Karasawa, Toshimitsu Kawate
    Crystal structures of a mammalian P2X7 receptor and structure-based functional studies reveal a novel drug-binding site and subtype-specific conformational rearrangements required for channel opening.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Estrogen receptor coregulator binding modulators (ERXs) effectively target estrogen receptor positive human breast cancers

    Ganesh V Raj et al.
    A novel first-in-class small molecule (ERX-11) that interacts with and disrupts the interactome of the estrogen receptor (ER), blocks the growth of ER-positive breast cancers, including those that are resistant to currently approved hormonal agents.