2,595 results found
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Application of optogenetic Amyloid-β distinguishes between metabolic and physical damages in neurodegeneration

    Chu Hsien Lim et al.
    An optogenetic approach has been developed to model Alzheimer's disease allowing light-induced Amyloid-β aggregation and tested in three model organisms, Drosophila, C. elegans and D. rerio.
    1. Neuroscience

    Rapid regulation of vesicle priming explains synaptic facilitation despite heterogeneous vesicle:Ca2+ channel distances

    Janus RL Kobbersmed et al.
    Heterogeneous distances between vesicles and Ca2+-channels make synapses prone to short-term depression, however, Ca2+-dependent increases in the number of release-ready vesicles supports facilitation even with broadly distributed vesicle:Ca2+-channel distances.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Cooperative enzymatic control of N-acyl amino acids by PM20D1 and FAAH

    Joon T Kim et al.
    Enzymatic division of labor is identified as an enabling biochemical strategy for regulating a family of structurally diverse bioactive lipids.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    TorsinB overexpression prevents abnormal twisting in DYT1 dystonia mouse models

    Jay Li et al.
    Enhancing levels of the torsinA paralog torsinB prevents essentially all torsinA loss-of-function neuropathological and behavioral phenotypes, identifying torsinB as a novel therapeutic target for DYT1 dystonia.
    1. Neuroscience

    Separable gain control of ongoing and evoked activity in the visual cortex by serotonergic input

    Zohre Azimi et al.
    Serotonergic input to visual cortex controls ongoing and evoked activity in a separable manner via distinct receptor pathways.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Structural color in Junonia butterflies evolves by tuning scale lamina thickness

    Rachel C Thayer et al.
    Artificial selection on wing color and CRISPR/Cas9 knockout of the optix gene both alter scale lamina thickness in Junonia coenia, which shifts structural color wavelength and mimics macroevolutionary butterfly diversity.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The skin microbiome facilitates adaptive tetrodotoxin production in poisonous newts

    Patric M Vaelli et al.
    Skin-associated bacteria underlie the production of a potent defensive neurotoxin in newts, impacting host physiology, molecular evolution, and predator-prey interactions in a coevolutionary arms race.
    1. Neuroscience

    Incomplete vesicular docking limits synaptic strength under high release probability conditions

    Gerardo Malagon et al.
    The probability of occupancy of individual synaptic release sites at rest sets an upper limit to synaptic output when increasing action potential related calcium entry.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    An atypical DYRK kinase connects quorum-sensing with posttranscriptional gene regulation in Trypanosoma brucei

    Mathieu Cayla et al.
    A trypanosome DYRK kinase that exhibits fundamental differences to conventional DYRK family regulation links parasite quorum sensing, signal transduction and developmental gene expression.

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