Table of Contents: December 2013

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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).




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

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

Book Review/Science in the Media

Des Hommes Engagés

Jon Beckwith


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

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

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

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

Par1b Induces Asymmetric Inheritance of Plasma Membrane Domains via LGN-Dependent Mitotic Spindle Orientation in Proliferating Hepatocytes

Christiaan L. Slim, Francisco Lázaro-Diéguez, Marjolein Bijlard, Mathilda J. M. Toussaint, Alain de Bruin, Quansheng Du, Anne Müsch, Sven C. D. van IJzendoorn

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

Polycomb Protein SCML2 Regulates the Cell Cycle by Binding and Modulating CDK/CYCLIN/p21 Complexes

Emilio Lecona, Luis Alejandro Rojas, Roberto Bonasio, Andrew Johnston, Oscar Fernández-Capetillo, Danny Reinberg

A Downy Mildew Effector Attenuates Salicylic Acid–Triggered Immunity in Arabidopsis by Interacting with the Host Mediator Complex

Marie-Cécile Caillaud, Shuta Asai, Ghanasyam Rallapalli, Sophie Piquerez, Georgina Fabro, Jonathan D. G. Jones

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

Heat Shock Transcription Factor σ32 Co-opts the Signal Recognition Particle to Regulate Protein Homeostasis in E. coli

Bentley Lim, Ryoji Miyazaki, Saskia Neher, Deborah A. Siegele, Koreaki Ito, Peter Walter, Yoshinori Akiyama, Takashi Yura, Carol A. Gross

Escherichia coli Ribosomal Protein S1 Unfolds Structured mRNAs Onto the Ribosome for Active Translation Initiation

Mélodie Duval, Alexey Korepanov, Olivier Fuchsbauer, Pierre Fechter, Andrea Haller, Attilio Fabbretti, Laurence Choulier, Ronald Micura, Bruno P. Klaholz, Pascale Romby, Mathias Springer, Stefano Marzi

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

Yasar Luqman Ahmed, Jennifer Gerke, Hee-Soo Park, Özgür Bayram, Piotr Neumann, Min Ni, Achim Dickmanns, Sun Chang Kim, Jae-Hyuk Yu, Gerhard H. Braus, Ralf Ficner