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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Tuned polymerization of the transcription factor Yan limits off-DNA sequestration to confer context-specific repression

    C Matthew Hope et al.
    Tuned protein–protein interaction affinity optimizes the repressive function of the ETS family transcription factor Yan in order to contribute specificity and robustness to cell fate specification in the developing Drosophila eye.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Dynamics and heterogeneity of a fate determinant during transition towards cell differentiation

    Nicolás Peláez et al.
    The maturation of multi-potent immature cells in the larval eye in Drosophila is regulated by a transcription factor that displays unexpected heterogeneous dynamics during the cells’ transitions towards differentiated states.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Preacinetobactin not acinetobactin is essential for iron uptake by the BauA transporter of the pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii

    Lucile Moynié et al.
    The pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii recognises preacinetobactin not acinetobactin, yet appears likely to translocate both compounds through a mixed complex.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A nanobody-based toolset to investigate the role of protein localization and dispersal in Drosophila

    Stefan Harmansa et al.
    Functionalized protein binders, anchored to specific regions along the cell cortex, provide a novel approach to directly modify protein localization and dispersal in vivo.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Smchd1 is a maternal effect gene required for genomic imprinting

    Iromi Wanigasuriya et al.
    Imprinted gene expression is set up during a critical window of early embryonic development, by the translation of parental imprints by oocyte-supplied Smchd1 into allele-specific gene silencing.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    Association of Toll-like receptor 7 variants with life-threatening COVID-19 disease in males: findings from a nested case-control study

    Chiara Fallerini et al.
    In the context of susceptibility to severe COVID-19, the observations of a study provide the basis for a personalized interferon-based therapy in patients with rare TLR7 variants.
    1. Cell Biology

    IFT trains in different stages of assembly queue at the ciliary base for consecutive release into the cilium

    Jenna L Wingfield et al.
    Multimegadalton intraflagellar transport (IFT) trains assemble by sequential recruitment of IFT subcomplexes from the cell body to the ciliary basal bodies and tubulin, the main IFT cargo, is loaded briefly before trains depart.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Revised roles of ISL1 in a hES cell-based model of human heart chamber specification

    Roberto Quaranta et al.
    Loss and gain-of-function investigation uncovers a regulatory network controlling human heart chamber specification in which the cardiac precursor gene ISL1 accelerates ventricular induction and antagonizes retinoic acid-driven atrial commitment.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Tumor stiffening reversion through collagen crosslinking inhibition improves T cell migration and anti-PD-1 treatment

    Alba Nicolas-Boluda et al.
    Tumor stiffness blocks T cell migration in tumors.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Atrophin controls developmental signaling pathways via interactions with Trithorax-like

    Kelvin Yeung et al.
    ChIP-seq and phenotypic analyses reveal Atrophin from Drosophila directly regulates Notch and Dpp signaling components, and engrailed gene expression, via interactions with GAGA Factor.