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    1. Neuroscience

    Homeostatic plasticity fails at the intersection of autism-gene mutations and a novel class of common genetic modifiers

    Özgür Genç et al.
    Forward genetic screens define a novel genetic landscape by which diverse, unrelated autism risk genes may converge to commonly affect the robustness of synaptic transmission.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The formation of the light-sensing compartment of cone photoreceptors coincides with a transcriptional switch

    Janine M Daum et al.
    Correlating changes in structure and gene expression in cone photoreceptors of mice daily, between birth and eye opening, created a resource that supports research in photoreceptor function, development, transplantation and repair.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Reconstruction of genetically identified neurons imaged by serial-section electron microscopy

    Maximilian Joesch et al.
    A new pipeline of electron microscopy techniques reduces the time required to visualize genetically targeted neurons and their connections by two orders of magnitude.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Essential function of the alveolin network in the subpellicular microtubules and conoid assembly in Toxoplasma gondii

    Nicolò Tosetti et al.
    A combination of high-resolution microscopy and reverse genetics identified key components of the alveolin network playing an essential role in the assembly of subpellicular microtubules and conoid in Toxoplasma gondii..
    1. Neuroscience

    Endocytosis at the Drosophila blood–brain barrier as a function for sleep

    Gregory Artiushin et al.
    Endocytosis through the Drosophila blood–brain barrier influences and depends upon sleep.
    1. Neuroscience

    Oligodendrocyte-encoded Kir4.1 function is required for axonal integrity

    Lucas Schirmer et al.
    Ultrastructural and loss-of-function experiments show that oligodendrocyte-encoded Kir4.1 is located near active axonal structures, including within myelin inner tongue, and has critical functions to promote axonal activity and preserve integrity.
    1. Neuroscience

    The structure and organization of lanceolate mechanosensory complexes at mouse hair follicles

    Lishi Li, David D Ginty
    Close examination of lanceolate mechanosensory complexes has revealed clues about the ways that sensory nerves detect the movement of hairs and shown than terminal Schwann cells are needed to maintain and regenerate these intricate structures.
    1. Neuroscience

    Presynaptic NMDARs cooperate with local spikes toward GABA release from the reciprocal olfactory bulb granule cell spine

    Vanessa Lage-Rupprecht et al.
    The essential role of presynaptic NMDA receptors for granule cell GABAergic output elucidates the function of reciprocal spines in recurrent and possibly lateral inhibition of mitral cells during olfactory processsing.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Graded titin cleavage progressively reduces tension and uncovers the source of A-band stability in contracting muscle

    Yong Li et al.
    Elastic forces generated by the giant protein titin define both passive and active tension of skeletal muscle fibers and protect the sarcomeric myosin filaments from severe disruption during contraction.
    1. Cell Biology

    WDR90 is a centriolar microtubule wall protein important for centriole architecture integrity

    Emmanuelle Steib et al.
    Centriole integrity is ensured by the connection between the inner scaffold and microtubule triplets through POC16/WDR90 proteins.