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Bringing PLOS Genetics Editors to Preprint Servers

December 1, 2016

Bringing PLOS Genetics Editors to Preprint Servers

PLOS Genetics Editors-in-Chief and Preprint Editors announce a new initiative to use Preprint servers for identifying and soliciting manuscripts.

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12/01/2016

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Structural and Functional Recovery of Sensory Cilia in C. elegans IFT Mutants upon Aging

Cilia are ‘antenna-like’ structures that are present on nearly all cell types in animals. Astrid Cornils, Ashish K. Maurya and colleagues report that the structures and functions of severely defective cilia in nematodes with disrupted intraflagellar transport genes markedly improve upon aging. They find that protein quality control mechanisms that normally decline in aging are required for this age-dependent recovery of cilia structure.

Image credit: Astrid Cornils, Ashish K. Maurya and colleagues

Structural and Functional Recovery of Sensory Cilia in C. elegans IFT Mutants upon Aging

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11/28/2016

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Maintenance of Taste Organs Is Strictly Dependent on Epithelial Hedgehog/GLI Signaling

Alexandre N. Ermilov, Archana Kumari, Libo Li and colleagues blocked the Hedgehog pathway and found that nearly all taste papillae dramatically changed shape and taste buds disappeared. This response occurs because specific taste cell populations in the taste papillae can no longer function properly, even though taste organ nerves are still present. 

Image credit: Alexandre N. Ermilov, Archana Kumari, Libo Li and colleagues

Maintenance of Taste Organs Is Strictly Dependent on Epithelial Hedgehog/GLI Signaling