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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Principles of self-organization and load adaptation by the actin cytoskeleton during clathrin-mediated endocytosis

    Matthew Akamatsu et al.
    An experimentally constrained multiscale mathematical model predicts that branched actin networks self-organize at endocytic sites and bend to produce force, which was verified with cryo-electron tomography of intact cells.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Misfolded proteins bind and activate death receptor 5 to trigger apoptosis during unresolved endoplasmic reticulum stress

    Mable Lam et al.
    Death receptor 5 can directly sense misfolded proteins downstream of the endoplasmic reticulum to provide a quality control mechanism that executes apoptosis and prevents further production of misfolded proteins.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Agonist-selective recruitment of engineered protein probes and of GRK2 by opioid receptors in living cells

    Miriam Stoeber et al.
    Chemically distinct opioid ligands promote selective protein recruitment by opioid receptors in intact cells.
    1. Cell Biology

    EDEM2 stably disulfide-bonded to TXNDC11 catalyzes the first mannose trimming step in mammalian glycoprotein ERAD

    Ginto George et al.
    EDEM2 containing mannosidase homology domain functions as an initiator of endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation of misfolded glycoproteins by conversion of Man9GlcNAc2 to Man8GlcNAc2, only when complexed with TXNDC11 containing thioredoxin-like domains.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Large-scale cell-type-specific imaging of protein synthesis in a vertebrate brain

    Or David Shahar, Erin Margaret Schuman
    The development of a transgenic zebrafish allows for cell-type-specific labeling of neuronal protein synthesis, enabling brain-wide visualization and quantification of protein synthesis and demonstrating region-specific increases following elevated brain activity.
    1. Cell Biology

    Control of cell death/survival balance by the MET dependence receptor

    Leslie Duplaquet et al.
    MET acts as a dependence receptor in vivo by promoting hepatocyte apoptosis, a response induced by a caspase generated fragment able to favor calcium exchange between endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Junction Mapper is a novel computer vision tool to decipher cell–cell contact phenotypes

    Helena Brezovjakova et al.
    Junction Mapper is a powerful new semi-automated software that provides a fingerprint of cell–cell contact morphometry and receptor density alterations.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Ecology

    Ubiquitous macropinocytosis in anthozoans

    Philippe Ganot et al.
    Macropinocytosis, the process of non-specific endocytosis, is a major gateway for large volumes of surrounding medium and nanoparticles to coral cells.
    1. Cell Biology

    Loss of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) impairs sperm function and male reproductive advantage in C. elegans

    Chia-An Yen et al.
    Loss of FAD stemming from cell autonomous defects in mitochondrial proline catabolism impairs sperm quality male reproductive advantage in C. elegans.

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    Utrecht University, Netherlands
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