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    1. Cancer Biology

    Development of Bag-1L as a therapeutic target in androgen receptor-dependent prostate cancer

    Laura Cato et al.
    Targeting the activation of the androgen receptor N-terminal domain by the cochaperone Bag-1L provides a new approach for inhibiting androgen receptor function to treat prostate cancer.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Semen amyloids participate in spermatozoa selection and clearance

    Nadia R Roan et al.
    Ex vivo characterization of the interaction of human sperm with semen factors reveals that semen amyloids, previously discovered due to their ability to enhance HIV infection, serve a physiological function by promoting disposal of the defective sperm.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Filament formation by metabolic enzymes is a specific adaptation to an advanced state of cellular starvation

    Ivana Petrovska et al.
    A starvation-induced drop in cytosolic pH promotes assembly of budding yeast glutamine synthetase into enzymatically inactive filaments that function as enzyme storage depots.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Neuroscience

    Microbiota-derived short chain fatty acids modulate microglia and promote Aβ plaque deposition

    Alessio Vittorio Colombo et al.
    Experiments in a mouse model for Alzheimer’s disease using germ-free and conventionally housed animals reveal that microbiota-derived short-chain fatty acids promote the deposition of cerebral Aβ plaques.
    1. Neuroscience

    Clearance of beta-amyloid is facilitated by apolipoprotein E and circulating high-density lipoproteins in bioengineered human vessels

    Jerome Robert et al.
    Modelling beta-amyloid deposition in bioengineered human vessels represents a notable advance to further investigate the role of the vasculature in Alzheimer's disease.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Stabilization and structural analysis of a membrane-associated hIAPP aggregation intermediate

    Diana C Rodriguez Camargo et al.
    The ability of lipid nanodiscs to trap different types of amyloid intermediates, as successfully demonstrated in this study for human-IAPP, could become one of the most powerful approaches to dissect the complicated misfolding pathways of protein aggregation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuropathological and transcriptomic characteristics of the aged brain

    Jeremy A Miller et al.
    High variability in neuropathology burden and interactions between dementia diagnosis and RNA quality present underappreciated complications when studying dementia in an aged population.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    PMCA-generated prions from the olfactory mucosa of patients with Fatal Familial Insomnia cause prion disease in mice

    Edoardo Bistaffa et al.
    The olfactory mucosa of patients with fatal familial insomnia contains traces of infectious prions, and their analyses could support the clinical diagnosis and elucidate disease-specific mechanisms.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Therapeutic genetic variation revealed in diverse Hsp104 homologs

    Zachary M March et al.
    Exploring natural Hsp104 variation reveals unexpected tuning of a passive activity that inhibits aggregation of specific substrates to selectively counter TDP-43 or alpha-synuclein proteotoxicity connected to neurodegenerative disease.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Inhibition of synucleinopathic seeding by rationally designed inhibitors

    Smriti Sangwan et al.
    Inhibitors of seeded propagation of alpha-synuclein may be developed into diagnostics and therapeutics for Parkinson's disease.