A Sex-Specific Switch in a Single Glial Cell Patterns the Apical Extracellular Matrix
Investigators showed that a male-specific genetic switch in a single C. elegans glial cell patterns the overlying aECM from a solid sheet to an ∼200 nm pore, thus allowing a male sensory neuron to access the environment.
[Cell Metabolism] Using exercise and sarcopenia models, mice lacking IL6Rα on T cells demonstrated deficits in regulatory T cells, their functional maturation, and a more pronounced decline in muscle mass.
[Communications Biology] Based on the up-regulation of catabolism and down-regulation of anabolism, researchers showed genetic mutation-mediated metabolic reprogramming in the progression of cancer cachexia by screening for metabolites and investigating their direct effect on muscle atrophy.
[Acta Pharmacologica Sinica] Researchers investigated the effect of myeloid-derived growth factor to postinjury neointimal formation and the underlying mechanisms. Rat carotid arteries balloon-injured model was established.