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    • Metabolites are generally viewed as intermediates or products of metabolism. However, many metabolites are also signalling molecules that regulate metabolic reactions and other processes in development, homeostasis and disease. As such, metabolites can confer adaptive responses to environmental changes.

      • Steven Andrew Baker
      • Jared Rutter
      Review Article
    • The inability of the mammalian central nervous system to functionally regenerate after injury is largely attributable to the limited capacity of injured neurons to regrow axons. In the spinal cord, recent work on the mechanisms restricting axon regrowth suggests new therapeutic avenues to promote functional recovery after damage.

      • Binhai Zheng
      • Mark H. Tuszynski
      Review Article
    • This Consensus Statement addresses the definition, nomenclature and classification of long non-coding RNAs, and provides a shared viewpoint on their features and functions. The authors also discuss research challenges and provide recommendations to advance our understanding of long non-coding RNAs.

      • John S. Mattick
      • Paulo P. Amaral
      • Mian Wu
      Consensus Statement
    • The proteins apoptosis regulator BAX (BAX), BCL-2 homologous antagonist/killer (BAK) and BCL-2-related ovarian killer protein (BOK), gasdermins and mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein (MLKL) are key executioners of regulated cell death by forming pores across the plasma or mitochondrial membrane. This Review discusses structural rearrangements during activation and oligomerization of these proteins and highlights commonalities and differences of pore formation mechanisms.

      • Peter Vandenabeele
      • Geert Bultynck
      • Savvas N. Savvides
      Review Article
    • Membraneless organelles (MLOs) contribute to intracellular compartmentalization and to various cellular processes. This Review provides a guide to MLOs involved in gene regulation in eukaryotes, discussing their assembly, structure, roles in transcription, RNA processing and translation — particularly in stress conditions — and their disease relevance.

      • Tetsuro Hirose
      • Kensuke Ninomiya
      • Tomohiro Yamazaki
      Review Article
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