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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    A feedback loop between nonsense-mediated decay and the retrogene DUX4 in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

    Qing Feng et al.
    Expression of the disease gene DUX4 inhibits RNA quality control in skeletal muscle, thereby stabilizing thousands of aberrant RNAs, including its own transcript.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    EGF-dependent re-routing of vesicular recycling switches spontaneous phosphorylation suppression to EGFR signaling

    Martin Baumdick et al.
    Plasticity arising from autocatalytic receptor activation coexists with robustness in ligand responsiveness only by differential endosomal sorting of spontaneous and ligand-activated EGFR as distinct molecular states.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Photoreceptor avascular privilege is shielded by soluble VEGF receptor-1

    Ling Luo et al.
    The eye produces a protein that inhibits the growth of blood vessels in the deep retina, which includes the photoreceptor layer, and disruption of this process can lead to blindness.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Contributions of mast cells and vasoactive products, leukotrienes and chymase, to dengue virus-induced vascular leakage

    Ashley L St John et al.
    Proteins produced by mast cells modulate the permeability of blood vessels, and may determine whether patients infected with dengue virus develop life-threatening complications.
    1. Neuroscience

    Proteolytic maturation of α2δ controls the probability of synaptic vesicular release

    Laurent Ferron et al.
    Proteolytic maturation of auxiliary α2δ subunits of voltage-gated calcium channels increases neuronal communication by controlling the synaptic release of neurotransmitter.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    YAP and TAZ regulate adherens junction dynamics and endothelial cell distribution during vascular development

    Filipa Neto et al.
    Endothelial YAP/TAZ shape the developing vasculature by orchestrating mechanical inputs with BMP signalling to promote junctional VE-Cadherin turnover and cellular rearrangements.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    O-GlcNAc on NOTCH1 EGF repeats regulates ligand-induced Notch signaling and vascular development in mammals

    Shogo Sawaguchi et al.
    The transfer of O-GlcNAc by EOGT to specific EGF repeats of NOTCH1 promotes DLL4 binding, Notch signaling, and retinal vascular development.
    1. Neuroscience

    Decreased microRNA levels lead to deleterious increases in neuronal M2 muscarinic receptors in Spinal Muscular Atrophy models

    Patrick J O'Hern et al.
    In invertebrate and vertebrate models of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, diminished SMN protein causes Gemin3-dependent decreases in microRNA function, leading to upregulated M2 muscarinic receptor and deleterious consequences.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Heart of glass anchors Rasip1 at endothelial cell-cell junctions to support vascular integrity

    Bart-Jan de Kreuk et al.
    The proteins Heart of Glass (HEG1) and Rasip1 are both essential for cardiovascular development; and directly bind to each other to guide Rasip1 to endothelial cell junctions to support vascular integrity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Auxin regulates SNARE-dependent vacuolar morphology restricting cell size

    Christian Löfke et al.
    Vacuolar morphologenesis correlates with cell size and is required for auxin-dependent inhibition of growth.