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    1. Cell Biology

    Single-cell dynamics of pannexin-1-facilitated programmed ATP loss during apoptosis

    Hiromi Imamura et al.
    Cleavage of pannexin-1 channel by caspases facilitates the loss of intracellular ATP level and attenuates glycolytic metabolism of apoptotic cells.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Predicting the effect of statins on cancer risk using genetic variants from a Mendelian randomization study in the UK Biobank

    Paul Carter et al.
    Genetic evidence in humans suggests that statins reduce cancer risk via a cholesterol-independent pathway.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    The transcriptomic response of cells to a drug combination is more than the sum of the responses to the monotherapies

    Jennifer EL Diaz et al.
    The transcriptomic profiles of the constituent monotherapies of synergistic drug pairs tend to be correlated and result in novel gene expression in the combinations.
    1. Cell Biology

    PLK-1 promotes the merger of the parental genome into a single nucleus by triggering lamina disassembly

    Griselda Velez-Aguilera et al.
    The polo-like kinase (Plk1) phophorylates the C. elegans lamin LMN-1 to promote timely lamina disassembly, which is essential for the merging of the parental chromosomes at the beginning of life.
    1. Cell Biology

    SWELL1 regulates skeletal muscle cell size, intracellular signaling, adiposity and glucose metabolism

    Ashutosh Kumar et al.
    LRRC8A is an essential component of a mechanoresponsive ion channel signaling complex that tunes skeletal muscle differentiation, muscle cell size, function and metabolic pathways to regulate adiposity and systemic glycemia.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Collagen-rich omentum is a premetastatic niche for integrin α2-mediated peritoneal metastasis

    Yen-Lin Huang et al.
    Inhibition of ITGA2-mediated cancer cell-collagen interaction or targeting focal adhesion kinase activity may present an opportunity for therapeutic intervention of metastatic spread in ovarian cancer.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Alstrom syndrome gene is a stem-cell-specific regulator of centriole duplication in the Drosophila testis

    Cuie Chen, Yukiko M Yamashita
    Alms1a is a centrosomal protein that exhibits asymmetric localization between mother and daughter centrosomes in asymmetrically dividing stem cells in Drosophila testis, controlling centriole duplication.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Live imaging of hair bundle polarity acquisition demonstrates a critical timeline for transcription factor Emx2

    Yosuke Tona, Doris K Wu
    Acquisition of hair bundle orientation in sensory hair cells is only sensitive to Emx2 during a critical time window.