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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Myogenic regulatory transcription factors regulate growth in rhabdomyosarcoma

    Inês M Tenente et al.
    MYF5 and MYOD regulate rhabdomyosaroma growth and tumor-propagating potential, acting more than as passive markers retained from the target cell-of-origin during transformation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    BRAF activates PAX3 to control muscle precursor cell migration during forelimb muscle development

    Jaeyoung Shin et al.
    Genetic and biochemical approaches identify a new component of the cellular signaling machinery driving migration of limb muscle precursor cells during mouse embryogenesis and reveal the underlying molecular mechanism.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Muscle contraction is required to maintain the pool of muscle progenitors via YAP and NOTCH during fetal myogenesis

    Joana Esteves de Lima et al.
    A novel mechanism links mechanical signals with the molecular YAP and NOTCH signals operating during developmental myogenesis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Hepatocyte Growth Factor-mediated satellite cells niche perturbation promotes development of distinct sarcoma subtypes

    Deborah Morena et al.
    The functional relevance of stem cell niche perturbation in sarcomagenesis is defined and the mouse model presented provides a rationale for the use of combination therapy for the treatment of genetically heterogeneous sarcomas.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Functional genomic screening reveals asparagine dependence as a metabolic vulnerability in sarcoma

    Simone Hettmer et al.
    The availability of asparagine is important for cell growth and nascent peptide synthesis in certain sarcoma cells, and could be targeted therapeutically to inhibit tumor growth.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    RNA virus attenuation by codon pair deoptimisation is an artefact of increases in CpG/UpA dinucleotide frequencies

    Fiona Tulloch et al.
    Attenuating candidate live virus vaccines by incorporating unfavoured codon pairs to reduce translation efficiency is actually mediated though changes in frequencies of CpG and UpA dinucleotides, which make viruses more visible to the innate immune system.