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    Multivalent ligand-receptor interactions enhance binding selectivity in biological systems, and may be exploited to design synthetic systems. Here the authors demonstrate a multivalent behavior where the ability to bind the target occurs when the receptor density is within a specific range.

    • Meng Liu
    • , Azzurra Apriceno
    • , Miguel Sipin
    • , Edoardo Scarpa
    • , Laura Rodriguez-Arco
    • , Alessandro Poma
    • , Gabriele Marchello
    • , Giuseppe Battaglia
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    Herpesviruses code for conserved protein kinases (CHPKs) that exert several regulatory functions by interacting with cellular factors. Here, the authors use affinity purification mass spectrometry (AP–MS) to identify differential interaction partners of CHPKs from seven different human herpesviruses, finding Cyclin A and associated factors as a specific signature of β-herpesvirus kinases.

    • Boris Bogdanow
    • , Max Schmidt
    • , Henry Weisbach
    • , Iris Gruska
    • , Barbara Vetter
    • , Koshi Imami
    • , Eleonore Ostermann
    • , Wolfram Brune
    • , Matthias Selbach
    • , Christian Hagemeier
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    Iodide based energy storage is a potential candidate to improve performance of hybrid supercapacitors and batteries. Here, the authors revisit the previous understanding and show that electrochemical oxidation of iodide results in solid iodine deposits stabilized by the confinement of nanoporous carbons.

    • Christian Prehal
    • , Harald Fitzek
    • , Gerald Kothleitner
    • , Volker Presser
    • , Bernhard Gollas
    • , Stefan A. Freunberger
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    Very-Low-Frequency (VLF) communication transmitters, operate worldwide, radiate emissions at particular frequencies 10-30 kHz. Here, the authors show VLF transmitter emissions that leak from the Earth’s ground are primarily responsible for bifurcating the energetic electron belt over 20–100 keV.

    • Man Hua
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    • , Xiaochen Shen
    • , Seth G. Claudepierre
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    As low-carbon energy technologies advance, markets are driving demand for energy transition metals, increasing the stress placed on people and the environment in extractive locations. Here, the authors quantify this stress by developing a set of global composite environmental, social and governance risk indicators, and find that 84% of platinum resources and 70% of cobalt resources are located in high-risk contexts.

    • Éléonore Lèbre
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    • , Kamila Svobodova
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    Coupling between fault zone fluid flow, permeability evolution, and elastic stress transfer produces fault valving and fluid-driven aseismic slip and pore pressure pulses. This model might explain late interseismic fault unlocking, slow slip, and rapid pressure transmission in induced seismicity.

    • Weiqiang Zhu
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    • , Eric M. Dunham
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    Multivalent ligand-receptor interactions enhance binding selectivity in biological systems, and may be exploited to design synthetic systems. Here the authors demonstrate a multivalent behavior where the ability to bind the target occurs when the receptor density is within a specific range.

    • Meng Liu
    • , Azzurra Apriceno
    • , Miguel Sipin
    • , Edoardo Scarpa
    • , Laura Rodriguez-Arco
    • , Alessandro Poma
    • , Gabriele Marchello
    • , Giuseppe Battaglia
    •  & Stefano Angioletti-Uberti
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    Herpesviruses code for conserved protein kinases (CHPKs) that exert several regulatory functions by interacting with cellular factors. Here, the authors use affinity purification mass spectrometry (AP–MS) to identify differential interaction partners of CHPKs from seven different human herpesviruses, finding Cyclin A and associated factors as a specific signature of β-herpesvirus kinases.

    • Boris Bogdanow
    • , Max Schmidt
    • , Henry Weisbach
    • , Iris Gruska
    • , Barbara Vetter
    • , Koshi Imami
    • , Eleonore Ostermann
    • , Wolfram Brune
    • , Matthias Selbach
    • , Christian Hagemeier
    •  & Lüder Wiebusch
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    The role of PD-L1 expression on tumor-infiltrating immune cells in promoting tumor immune escape is not fully understood. Here, the authors show that PD-L1 expression by dendritic cells plays a crucial role in hindering anti-tumor T cell responses and is essential for the therapeutic efficacy of PD-L1 blockade.

    • Qi Peng
    • , Xiangyan Qiu
    • , Zihan Zhang
    • , Silin Zhang
    • , Yuanyuan Zhang
    • , Yong Liang
    • , Jingya Guo
    • , Hua Peng
    • , Mingyi Chen
    • , Yang-Xin Fu
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    Multivalent ligand-receptor interactions enhance binding selectivity in biological systems, and may be exploited to design synthetic systems. Here the authors demonstrate a multivalent behavior where the ability to bind the target occurs when the receptor density is within a specific range.

    • Meng Liu
    • , Azzurra Apriceno
    • , Miguel Sipin
    • , Edoardo Scarpa
    • , Laura Rodriguez-Arco
    • , Alessandro Poma
    • , Gabriele Marchello
    • , Giuseppe Battaglia
    •  & Stefano Angioletti-Uberti
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    The role of PD-L1 expression on tumor-infiltrating immune cells in promoting tumor immune escape is not fully understood. Here, the authors show that PD-L1 expression by dendritic cells plays a crucial role in hindering anti-tumor T cell responses and is essential for the therapeutic efficacy of PD-L1 blockade.

    • Qi Peng
    • , Xiangyan Qiu
    • , Zihan Zhang
    • , Silin Zhang
    • , Yuanyuan Zhang
    • , Yong Liang
    • , Jingya Guo
    • , Hua Peng
    • , Mingyi Chen
    • , Yang-Xin Fu
    •  & Haidong Tang
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    Manual postprocessing of computed tomography angiography (CTA) images is extremely labor intensive and error prone. Here, the authors propose an artificial intelligence reconstruction system that can automatically achieve CTA reconstruction in healthcare services.

    • Fan Fu
    • , Jianyong Wei
    • , Miao Zhang
    • , Fan Yu
    • , Yueting Xiao
    • , Dongdong Rong
    • , Yi Shan
    • , Yan Li
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    • , Fangzhou Liao
    • , Zhenghan Yang
    • , Yuehua Li
    • , Yingmin Chen
    • , Ximing Wang
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    Coastal regions are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. Preserving the ecological, economic and societal benefits of these environments will rely on synergy across disciplines.

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    The robustness of science is best revealed when independent investigations of the same problem arrive at similar conclusions. At Nature Communications, we commit to disregard from our editorial evaluation any competing works that are published while a submission to our journal is under review or under revision by the authors.

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    Bayesian brain theories suggest that perception, action and cognition arise as animals minimise the mismatch between their expectations and reality. This principle could unify cognitive science with the broader natural sciences, but leave key elements of cognition and behaviour unexplained.

    • Daniel Yon
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    Single cell transcriptomics technologies have vast potential in advancing our understanding of biology and disease. Here, Sarah Aldridge and Sarah Teichmann review the last decade of technological advancements in single-cell transcriptomics and highlight some of the recent discoveries enabled by this technology.

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    Controlling the hybridization of single atoms in suitable host materials opens unique opportunities for catalyst design, but equally faces many challenges. Here, we highlight emerging directions from the last, highly productive, decade in single-atom catalysis and identify frontiers for future research.

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