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A Gestalt View of Bacterial Sugar Influx Sensing

August 24, 2016

A Gestalt View of Bacterial Sugar Influx Sensing

In vivo analysis of protein interaction dynamics by Rahul Somavanshi, Bhaswar Ghosh and Victor Sourjik reveals that the bacterial network of sugar transporters operates as a global sugar influx sensor, coordinating the regulation of bacterial behavior.

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Open Highlights

08/23/2016

 Research Article

Regulation of RAS-MAPK Signaling by N-End Rule Pathway

Dariel Ashton-Beaucage, Caroline Lemieux, Marc Therrien and colleagues find that in Drosophila steady-state levels of the regulatory protein MAPK are governed by the opposing actions of the deubiquitinase USP47 and components of the N-end rule pathway.

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Regulation of RAS-MAPK Signaling by N-End Rule Pathway

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08/24/2016

Research Article

Mutualism, Parasitism, Competition: Just from Tweaking Nutrient Levels

A combination of computational modeling and experiments by Tim Hoek, Jeff Gore and co-workers reveals the striking effects of changing resource availability on the population dynamics observed between two cross-feeding yeast strains.

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Mutualism, Parasitism, Competition: Just from Tweaking Nutrient Levels

08/23/2016

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Living Life on a Magnet

The Earth is a giant magnet; Roli Roberts explores recent Open Access research into how living things interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and exploit its spatial asymmetry for orientation and navigation.

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Living Life on a Magnet

08/26/2016

 Perspective

Truth in Science Publishing: A Personal Perspective

In this Perspective, Thomas Südhof describes some of the current challenges to the peer review system that have endangered public acceptance of science and discusses possible avenues to addressing these challenges.

Truth in Science Publishing: A Personal Perspective

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08/24/2016

open highlights

Wreaking Reproductive Havoc One Chemical at a Time

This Open Highlight by Liza Gross explores recent research into the adverse effects of environmental man-made chemicals on the development of the human reproductive system.

Wreaking Reproductive Havoc One Chemical at a Time

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08/15/2016

Research Article

How Sec4p Regulates Compensatory Endocytosis

The yeast Rab GTPase Sec4p, a well-established regulator of polarized exocytosis, induces compensatory endocytosis by promoting cortical actin polymerization.

How Sec4p Regulates Compensatory Endocytosis

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08/19/2016

plos biologue

Viruses and Honey Bees

Jose Mendez interviews honey bee researcher Michelle Flenniken about the role of viruses on honey bee health and the importance of honey bee colony losses.

Viruses and Honey Bees

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