Table of Contents: December 2013

In this issue, Lundgaard et al. (e1001743) demonstrate that growth factor signaling impacts myelination with a dependence on glutamate release from active neurons. This image of myelinating neurons (red) and oligodendrocytes (green) shows that oligodendrocytes myelinate the glutamatergic neurons but not the interneurons (white).

Image Credit: Aryna Luzhynskaya


Encourage Sustainability by Giving Credit for Marine Protected Areas in Seafood Certification

Sarah E. Lester, Christopher Costello, Andrew Rassweiler, Steven D. Gaines, Robert Deacon

Community Pages

Supporting Diversity in Science through Social Networking

Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, Mónica Feliú-Mójer, Wilson González-Espada, Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, Marcos López, Samuel L. Díaz-Muñoz, Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, Jacqueline Flores-Otero, David Craig, Daniel A. Colón-Ramos

Restoring Vision through “Project Prakash”: The Opportunities for Merging Science and Service

Pawan Sinha, Garga Chatterjee, Tapan Gandhi, Amy Kalia

Research Articles

Stem Cell Transplantation in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Animal Studies

Ana Antonic, Emily S. Sena, Jennifer S. Lees, Taryn E. Wills, Peta Skeers, Peter E. Batchelor, Malcolm R. Macleod, David W. Howells

NK4 Antagonizes Tbx1/10 to Promote Cardiac versus Pharyngeal Muscle Fate in the Ascidian Second Heart Field

Wei Wang, Florian Razy-Krajka, Eric Siu, Alexandra Ketcham, Lionel Christiaen

3-OST-7 Regulates BMP-Dependent Cardiac Contraction

Shiela C. Samson, Tania Ferrer, Chuanchau J. Jou, Frank B. Sachse, Sunita S. Shankaran, Robin M. Shaw, Neil C. Chi, Martin Tristani-Firouzi, H. Joseph Yost

Neuregulin and BDNF Induce a Switch to NMDA Receptor-Dependent Myelination by Oligodendrocytes

Iben Lundgaard, Aryna Luzhynskaya, John H. Stockley, Zhen Wang, Kimberley A. Evans, Matthew Swire, Katrin Volbracht, Hélène O. B. Gautier, Robin J. M. Franklin, Charles ffrench-Constant, David Attwell, Ragnhildur T. Káradóttir

Speech Rhythms and Multiplexed Oscillatory Sensory Coding in the Human Brain

Joachim Gross, Nienke Hoogenboom, Gregor Thut, Philippe Schyns, Stefano Panzeri, Pascal Belin, Simon Garrod

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Impulse Conduction Increases Mitochondrial Transport in Adult Mammalian Peripheral Nerves In Vivo

Marija Sajic, Vincenzo Mastrolia, Chao Yu Lee, Diogo Trigo, Mona Sadeghian, Angelina J. Mosley, Norman A. Gregson, Michael R. Duchen, Kenneth J. Smith

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Circadian Period Integrates Network Information Through Activation of the BMP Signaling Pathway

Esteban J. Beckwith, E. Axel Gorostiza, Jimena Berni, Carolina Rezával, Agustín Pérez-Santángelo, Alejandro D. Nadra, María Fernanda Ceriani

TRAF4 Is a Novel Phosphoinositide-Binding Protein Modulating Tight Junctions and Favoring Cell Migration

Adrien Rousseau, Alastair G. McEwen, Pierre Poussin-Courmontagne, Didier Rognan, Yves Nominé, Marie-Christine Rio, Catherine Tomasetto, Fabien Alpy

Computational and Genetic Reduction of a Cell Cycle to Its Simplest, Primordial Components

Seán M. Murray, Gaël Panis, Coralie Fumeaux, Patrick H. Viollier, Martin Howard

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A Versatile Class of Cell Surface Directional Motors Gives Rise to Gliding Motility and Sporulation in Myxococcus xanthus

Morgane Wartel, Adrien Ducret, Shashi Thutupalli, Fabian Czerwinski, Anne-Valérie Le Gall, Emilia M. F. Mauriello, Ptissam Bergam, Yves V. Brun, Joshua Shaevitz, Tâm Mignot

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The Velvet Family of Fungal Regulators Contains a DNA-Binding Domain Structurally Similar to NF-κB

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