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Summary: The transmission of mechanical signals through cellular assemblies regulates collective cell behavior.

Summary: Biological experimentation and modeling have advanced our understanding of various cell behaviors. We provide a primer for biologists on several modeling strategies and highlight how modeling has revealed cytokinetic mechanisms.

Summary: Glycosphingolipids are emerging as powerful determinants in differentiation events. Here, we review the existing literature on the role of glycosphingolipids in cell fate determination.


Summary: FLCN regulates the Rab11A-mediated recycling transport pathway.

Summary: Activation of Drosophila innate immune responses is coordinated at local and systemic levels through tissue crosstalk following disruptions to muscle homeostasis.

Summary: The small GTPase Rap1 binds directly to the F0 domain of Talin allowing its recruitment to integrins at the plasma membrane. This process appears to be strictly required for integrin-mediated adhesion in Drosophila.

Summary: Gli2 knockout in fibroblasts lengthens primary cilia through enhanced autophagy-mediated Ofd1 degradation. This ciliary lengthening delays cell cycle re-entry – an unexpected mechanism for cell cycle regulation.

Highlighted Article: Synaptic suppression promotes proteasomal degradation of the mRNA-editing enzyme ADAR2. Decreased ADAR2 levels reduce Q/R editing of the kainate receptor subunit GluK2 leading to enhanced surface expression and homeostatic upscaling of GluK2-containing KARs.

Summary: Absence of G1/S control in the budding yeast swi6Δ mutant leads to cell death due to replication stress and subsequent DSBs. Rad51 helps to repair breaks, but causes DNA rearrangements.

Summary: Here, we employ a novel technique to manipulate phosphatases, revealing a mechanism for how force transmission is switched off or reset.

Highlighted Article: An image-based screen using a dual labeling strategy identified bexarotene, a rexinoid, as a novel modulator of the primary cilium in VHL-deficient cells.

Highlighted Article: CEP97 degradation mediated by the CUL3–RBX1–KCTD10 E3 ubiquitin ligase is crucial for serum-starvation-induced CP110 removal and ciliogenesis.

Summary: Two Rab proteins and a Rab GEF provide a ‘cradle’ for the longin SNARE VAMP7 mediating its incorporation into prebudding complex at the Golgi/TGN during sensory receptor ciliary trafficking.


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