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Cell Motility

Di Pisa and colleagues shows that SH3BGRL3 co-localizes with Myo1C and ErbB3 at plasma membranes and directly interacts with Myo1C in a Ca2+ dependent manner. Over expression increase cell motility and suggests that a role for SH3BRGRL3 in regulating cytoskeletal activity.


Chumpitaz-Diaz and colleagues use HT-SELEX data for 170 human transcription factors to identify and characterize non-canonical binding motifs. Their statistical pipeline identified non-canonical TF motifs for 19 TFs analyzed, expanding our understanding of functionally relevant DNA binding sites.

RNA Biology

Nguyen and colleagues describe a novel ncRNA, snRNA:7SK:94F, in Drosophila melanogaster that shares many similar characteristics of 7SK RNAs and profile its expression during development.

Developmental Biology

Karunendiran and colleagues dissect the role of UNC45 during later stages of muscle development in Drosophila melanogaster. Using RNAi that allow pupal survival, they characterized sarcomere organization in third instar larvae, confirming the known role of UNC45 in myosin localization but also revealing its role in I-Z-I complex integrity.


  1. Authors: Mandana Mohyeddin Bonab, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Fatemeh Talebian, Syed Hamid Ghaffari, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh and Behrouz Nikbin

    Content type: Research article

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