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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Molecular basis of sidekick-mediated cell-cell adhesion and specificity

    Kerry M Goodman et al.
    Crystal structures of synaptic recognition molecules Sidekick-1 and -2 reveal a single homodimer interaction mode responsible for both cell-cell recognition and cis-clustering, suggesting that competition between cis and trans interactions may be critical to specificity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Interneurons and oligodendrocyte progenitors form a structured synaptic network in the developing neocortex

    David Orduz et al.
    During the second postnatal week, a temporary circuit made up of specific types of neurons plus the precursors of oligodendrocytes is established in the brain, and may promote the maturation of oligodendrocytes in preparation for myelination.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Composition and structure of synaptic ectosomes exporting antigen receptor linked to functional CD40 ligand from helper T cells

    David G Saliba et al.
    TCR and CD40L microclusters are linked in synaptic ectosomes (extracellular vesicles) and released in the immunological synapse by helper T cells and induce dendritic cell maturation and cytokine production.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Structural snapshots of Xer recombination reveal activation by synaptic complex remodeling and DNA bending

    Aleksandra Bebel et al.
    DNA-bound crystal structures of an essential Xer site-specific recombinase from the bacterium Helicobacter pylori reveal how large conformational changes initiate the untangling of chromosomes upon cell division.
    1. Neuroscience

    Reinstatement of long-term memory following erasure of its behavioral and synaptic expression in Aplysia

    Shanping Chen et al.
    Storage of long-term memory in Aplysia does not require stable synapses.
    1. Neuroscience

    Nanoconnectomic upper bound on the variability of synaptic plasticity

    Thomas M Bartol Jr et al.
    Spine heads on the same dendrite receiving input from the same axon are the same size.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Auxiliary subunits keep AMPA receptors compact during activation and desensitization

    Jelena Baranovic, Andrew JR Plested
    The auxiliary protein Stargazin limits the conformational dynamics of AMPA-type glutamate receptors in cell membranes, as revealed by 'molecular rulers' deployed on the seconds to milliseconds timescale.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Mechanisms of PDZ domain scaffold assembly illuminated by use of supported cell membrane sheets

    Simon Erlendsson et al.
    Investigations of binding of the scaffold protein PICK1 to transmembrane proteins in their native membrane environment demonstrate potent but slow dynamics and reveal distinct binding modes supporting different biological functions.
    1. Neuroscience

    Computer assisted detection of axonal bouton structural plasticity in in vivo time-lapse images

    Rohan Gala et al.
    BoutonAnalyzer software makes it possible to detect axonal boutons and measure their structural plasticity in long-term in vivo imaging experiments.
    1. Neuroscience

    Early structural and functional plasticity alterations in a susceptibility period of DYT1 dystonia mouse striatum

    Marta Maltese et al.
    Structural and functional striatal synaptic plasticity abnormalities occur early in a sensitive developmental period, representing a potential unique endophenotypic traits that increase the risk of manifesting clinical symptoms in DYT1 mutation carriers.

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