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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Multiplex image-based autophagy RNAi screening identifies SMCR8 as ULK1 kinase activity and gene expression regulator

    Jennifer Jung et al.
    An image-based multiplex autophagosome RNAi screen targeting all Rab GTPases as well as their GAPs and GEFs identifies the Rab GEF SMCR8 as multifaceted autophagy modulator, which regulates kinase activity and gene expression of ULK1.
    1. Neuroscience

    Inducible and reversible phenotypes in a novel mouse model of Friedreich’s Ataxia

    Vijayendran Chandran et al.
    Restoration of endogenous frataxin levels reverses neurologic and cardiac phenotypes associated with Friedreich's ataxia in adult mice even after significant motor dysfunction.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Translation attenuation by minocycline enhances longevity and proteostasis in old post-stress-responsive organisms

    Gregory M Solis et al.
    Directly targeting the ribosome to attenuate translation partly mimics the integrated stress response, increasing lifespan and preserving protein folding capacity even in older individuals with dysfunctional stress response signaling.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Blood transcriptome based biomarkers for human circadian phase

    Emma E Laing et al.
    An unbiased modelling approach shows that only a few blood transcriptome samples are required to accurately assess the human circadian melatonin phase, even during altered sleep schedules.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Inhibition of DYRK1A disrupts neural lineage specificationin human pluripotent stem cells

    Stephanie F Bellmaine et al.
    Small molecule inhibition of stem cell differentiation in vitro provides novel insight into how DYRK1A loss disrupts human nervous system development.
    1. Neuroscience

    Intramuscular Neurotrophin-3 normalizes low threshold spinal reflexes, reduces spasms and improves mobility after bilateral corticospinal tract injury in rats

    Claudia Kathe et al.
    Delayed intramuscular gene therapy with neurotrophin-3 after corticospinal tract injury reduces spasticity and improves locomotion by treating underlying causes of spasticity.
    1. Neuroscience

    The critical role of membralin in postnatal motor neuron survival and disease

    Bo Yang et al.
    Membralin mutant mice manifest a severe and early-onset motor neuron disease with defects in endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein degradation.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Common activation mechanism of class A GPCRs

    Qingtong Zhou et al.
    Contrary to previous findings, class A GPCRs share a common activation pathway that directly links ligand binding to G-protein activation, as revealed by novel quantitative analysis.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structure of the benzodiazepine-sensitive α1β1γ2S tri-heteromeric GABAA receptor in complex with GABA

    Swastik Phulera et al.
    Structure of the triheteromeric α1β1γ2S GABAA receptor in complex with GABA illuminates the principles of receptor assembly and agonist binding.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Distinct transcriptional responses elicited by unfolded nuclear or cytoplasmic protein in mammalian cells

    Yusuke Miyazaki et al.
    A new unfolded protein response has been discovered that is distinct from the heat shock response and protects mammalian cells from proteotoxic stress.