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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Microtubule reorganization during female meiosis in C. elegans

    Ina Lantzsch et al.
    Structural rearrangements of meiotic spindles during the transition from metaphase to anaphase can be controlled by local changes of microtubule dynamics, such as nucleation and/or turnover, and that katanin promotes microtubule turnover by severing microtubules near the chromosomes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Variations of intracellular density during the cell cycle arise from tip-growth regulation in fission yeast

    Pascal D Odermatt et al.
    The density of the cytoplasm in S. pombe varies in time and space during the cell cycle through modulation of tip growth rate coupled with constant mass growth rate.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Medicine

    Quantitative mapping of human hair greying and reversal in relation to life stress

    Ayelet M Rosenberg et al.
    A method to profile hair pigmentation patterns establishes a new approach for psychobiological studies and links metabolic changes to greying in humans.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    SIRT1 regulates sphingolipid metabolism and neural differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells through c-Myc-SMPDL3B

    Wei Fan et al.
    SIRT1, a cellular metabolic sensor, transcriptionally promotes sphingomyelin degradation in embryonic stem cells, which in turn modulates their membrane fluidity and neural differentiation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The EMT transcription factor Snai1 maintains myocardial wall integrity by repressing intermediate filament gene expression

    Alessandra Gentile et al.
    The transcription factor Snai1b maintains the myocardial wall integrity by limiting cell extrusions and regulating the intermediate filament gene desmin b.
    1. Cell Biology

    Single-cell transcriptomics defines heterogeneity of epicardial cells and fibroblasts within the infarcted murine heart

    Julia Hesse et al.
    The transcriptional landscape of epicardial cells revealed 11 cell populations that differentially expressed early cardiac genes and numerous cardioprotective paracrine factors defining their regenerative potential.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    High-fidelity, efficient, and reversible labeling of endogenous proteins using CRISPR-based designer exon insertion

    Haining Zhong et al.
    A high-fidelity and efficient strategy to use CRISPR/Cas9 to reversibly insert large DNA fragments into somatic cells to label or modify endogenous proteins for research and, in the future, for gene therapy.

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    Utrecht University, Netherlands
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    California Institute of Technology, United States
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    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
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