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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A conserved function for pericentromeric satellite DNA

    Madhav Jagannathan et al.
    Satellite DNA mediates clustering of multiple chromosomes via formation of chromocenter to encapsulate the full complement of the genome into a single nucleus.
    1. Neuroscience

    Navigation: Shedding light on stellate cells

    Andrew S Alexander, Michael E Hasselmo
    The relationship between grid cells and two types of neurons found in the medial entorhinal cortex has been clarified.
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    1. Developmental Biology

    Klf5 regulates muscle differentiation by directly targeting muscle-specific genes in cooperation with MyoD in mice

    Shinichiro Hayashi et al.
    The regulatory programs governing skeletal muscle regeneration that are controlled by Klf5 in cooperation with MyoD and Mef2 provide a potential avenue for intervention into muscle regeneration through modulation of Klf5.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Cellular localization of the cell cycle inhibitor Cdkn1c controls growth arrest of adult skeletal muscle stem cells

    Despoina Mademtzoglou et al.
    Ablation of the Cdkn1c cell cycle inhibitor leads to defective muscle stem cell dynamics and myogenic potential, while progressive cytoplasmic to nuclear cellular localization of the Cdkn1c protein regulates growth arrest.
    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. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Enhanced exercise and regenerative capacity in a mouse model that violates size constraints of oxidative muscle fibres

    Saleh Omairi et al.
    The concepts that oxidative muscle fibres cannot be large and that satellite cell number is the major determinant for effective regeneration are fundamentally challenged.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    The modular mechanism of chromocenter formation in Drosophila

    Madhav Jagannathan et al.
    Cell biological study reveals the mechanism by which multiple satellite-DNA-binding proteins cooperate to form chromocenter to encapsulate the full complement of chromosomes.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    EphA7 promotes myogenic differentiation via cell-cell contact

    Laura L Arnold et al.
    The juxtacrine signaling molecule EphA7, when expressed on terminally-differentiated myocytes, non-cell-autonomously induces adjacent myoblasts to also commit to terminal differentiation leading to rapid coordinated differentiation across the entire population.
    1. Neuroscience

    A novel class of inferior colliculus principal neurons labeled in vasoactive intestinal peptide-Cre mice

    David Goyer et al.
    VIP neurons are a novel class of inferior colliculus stellate neurons that project to long-range auditory and non-auditory targets and integrate inputs from the auditory brainstem and contralateral IC.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Coalescing beneficial host and deleterious antiparasitic actions as an antischistosomal strategy

    John D Chan et al.
    Engagement of both host and parasite signaling pathways proves a novel approach for developing improved anti-parasitic therapies.