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Nature Cell Biology contents: March 2018 Volume 20 Number 3

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March 2018 Volume 20, Issue 3

Research Highlights
News & Views
Review Articles
Technical Reports
Amendments & Corrections

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Highlighting advances in autophagy    p223

Research Highlights


A STING in ER-phagy    p224
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Splitting up for mitophagy    p224
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Liver autophagy's sweet side    p224
Christina Kary

Acetylation rules VPS34    p224
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News & Views


Exosomes deliver ROS for regeneration    pp225 - 226
Eva-Maria Krämer-Albers

Optical control of cytoplasmic flows    pp227 - 228
Karsten Kruse, Nicolas Chiaruttini & Aurélien Roux

Size matters in nanoscale communication    pp228 - 230
Andries Zijlstra & Dolores Di Vizio

An additional class of m6A readers    pp230 - 232
Katherine I. Zhou & Tao Pan

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Review Articles


Cargo recognition and degradation by selective autophagy    pp233 - 242
Damián Gatica, Vikramjit Lahiri & Daniel J. Klionsky

In this Review Article, Klionsky and co-authors discuss selective autophagy pathways that degrade unwanted cytosolic components and organelles, and how these pathways require ligand receptors and scaffold proteins for cargo specificity.


The autophagic network and cancer    pp243 - 251
Marissa D. Rybstein, José Manuel Bravo-San Pedro, Guido Kroemer & Lorenzo Galluzzi

Autophagy and cancer: In this Review, Galluzzi and colleagues discuss the cellular and molecular mechanisms whereby autophagy functions in multiple aspects of malignant disease, including cancer initiation, progression and responses to therapy.


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Local control of intracellular microtubule dynamics by EB1 photodissociation    pp252 - 261
Jeffrey van Haren, Rabab A. Charafeddine, Andreas Ettinger, Hui Wang, Klaus M. Hahn et al.

van Haren et al. develop a tool to rapidly dissociate proteins from the growing end of microtubules through photo-induced disassembly of end-binding protein 1 (EB1), and find that this reduces microtubule growth and alters cell migration.


Nanopillar force measurements reveal actin-cap-mediated YAP mechanotransduction    pp262 - 271
Jau-Ye Shiu, Lina Aires, Zhe Lin & Viola Vogel

Using nanopillars with increased spatial resolution, Shiu et al. identify high perinuclear forces that originate from contractile apical actin filaments that span across the nucleus and are dependent on lamin A and the LINC complex.


RIPK1-mediated induction of mitophagy compromises the viability of extracellular-matrix-detached cells    pp272 - 284
Mark A. Hawk, Cassandra L. Gorsuch, Patrick Fagan, Chan Lee, Sung Eun Kim et al.

Hawk et al. show that RIPK1 activation during extracellular matrix detachment induces mitophagy through mitochondrial phosphatase PGAM5 to increase reactive oxygen species and non-apoptotic cell death, and that antagonizing RIPK1/PGAM5 enhances tumour formation.


Recognition of RNA N6-methyladenosine by IGF2BP proteins enhances mRNA stability and translation    pp285 - 295
Huilin Huang, Hengyou Weng, Wenju Sun, Xi Qin, Hailing Shi et al.

Huang et al. identify IGF2BPs as an additional class of N6-methyladenosine (m6A) reader proteins. They find that IGF2BPs selectively bind to m6A-containing mRNAs and promote their stability.


Tumour spheres with inverted polarity drive the formation of peritoneal metastases in patients with hypermethylated colorectal carcinomas    pp296 - 306
Olivier Zajac, Joel Raingeaud, Fotine Libanje, Celine Lefebvre, Dora Sabino et al.

Zajac et al. show that in colorectal cancer, decreased TGF-ß signalling promotes apical actomyosin contractility and collective apical budding of invading tumour spheres with inverted polarity that drive metastatic spread.


Reactive oxygen species regulate axonal regeneration through the release of exosomal NADPH oxidase 2 complexes into injured axons    pp307 - 319
Arnau Hervera, Francesco De Virgiliis, Ilaria Palmisano, Luming Zhou, Elena Tantardini et al.

Hervera et al. show that extracellular vesicles containing NOX2 complexes are released from macrophages and incorporated into injured axons, leading to axonal regeneration through PI3K–p-Akt signalling.


The mTOR–S6K pathway links growth signalling to DNA damage response by targeting RNF168    pp320 - 331
Xiaoduo Xie, Hongli Hu, Xinyuan Tong, Long Li, Xiangyuan Liu et al.

Xie and colleagues find that activated mTORC1 growth signalling impairs DNA repair through S6K-mediated phosphorylation and inhibition of the RNF168 ligase.



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Identification of distinct nanoparticles and subsets of extracellular vesicles by asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation    pp332 - 343
Haiying Zhang, Daniela Freitas, Han Sang Kim, Kristina Fabijanic, Zhong Li et al.

Lyden and colleagues use asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation to classify nanoparticles derived from cell lines and human samples, including previously uncharacterized large, Exo-L and small, Exo-S, exosome subsets.


Technical Reports


Non-invasive perturbations of intracellular flow reveal physical principles of cell organization    pp344 - 351
Matthäus Mittasch, Peter Gross, Michael Nestler, Anatol W. Fritsch, Christiane Iserman et al.

Mittasch et al. show that controlling cytoplasmic flow via focused-light-induced cytoplasmic streaming (FLUCS), a non-invasive technique, can be used to invert asymmetric cell division in Caenorhabditis elegans zygotes.


Affinity purification of cell-specific mitochondria from whole animals resolves patterns of genetic mosaicism    pp352 - 360
Arnaud Ahier, Chuan-Yang Dai, Andrea Tweedie, Ayenachew Bezawork-Geleta, Ina Kirmes et al.

Ahier et al. describe a method to isolate intact mitochondria from specific cells in Caenorhabditis elegans and show that the germline is more prone to propagating deleterious mitochondrial genomes than somatic lineages.


Amendments & Corrections


Publisher Correction: Affinity purification of cell-specific mitochondria from whole animals resolves patterns of genetic mosaicism    p361
Arnaud Ahier, Chuan-Yang Dai, Andrea Tweedie, Ayenachew Bezawork-Geleta, Ina Kirmes et al.

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