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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    SSNA1 stabilizes dynamic microtubules and detects microtubule damage

    Elizabeth J Lawrence et al.
    SSNA1 is a potent microtubule stabilizer and novel sensor of microtubule damage, acting on both microtubule ends and lattices to regulate microtubule dynamics and protect microtubules against severing activity.
    1. Cell Biology

    A phosphoswitch at acinus-serine437 controls autophagic responses to cadmium exposure and neurodegenerative stress

    Nilay Nandi et al.
    The metal-dependent protein phosphatase Nilkantha, a Drosophila PPM1A/B homolog, dephosphorylates Acinus thereby restraining starvation-independent autophagy.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    RNA N6-methyladenosine modulates endothelial atherogenic responses to disturbed flow in mice

    Bochuan Li et al.
    METTL3 and m6A modifications could alleviate endothelial activation and atherogenesis through accelerated degradation of oscillatory flow-induced EGFR mRNA expression.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Synergistic phase separation of two pathways promotes integrin clustering and nascent adhesion formation

    Lindsay B Case et al.
    Biochemical and cell biological data suggest a model of nascent integrin adhesion complex formation based on synergistic phase separation of pathways surrounding the focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and the adaptor protein p130Cas.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Regulation of immune receptor kinase plasma membrane nanoscale organization by a plant peptide hormone and its receptors

    Julien Gronnier et al.
    The perception of endogenous RALF signaling peptides modulates the plasma membrane nanoscale organization of receptor kinases to regulate plant immune signaling.
    1. Cell Biology

    Female fertility and the zona pellucida

    Paul M Wassarman, Eveline S Litscher
    The ZP is a viscoelastic ECM that provides stability for contacts between projections from the innermost cumulus cells and oocyte microvilli that pass through the ZP and form gap junctions shown to be essential for oocyte growth and follicle development.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Chlamydomonas ARMC2/PF27 is an obligate cargo adapter for intraflagellar transport of radial spokes

    Karl F Lechtreck et al.
    The cargo adapter ARMC2 mediates the association of radial spoke complexes to IFT trains ensuring radial spoke import and assembly in Chlamydomonas flagella.

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