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5 Recommended Articles from PLOS Biology Associate Editor Luke Smith

Our staff editors continue to share exciting, interesting, and thought-provoking PLOS Biology reads in this recommended articles series. This week, Associate Editor Luke Smith shares 5 picks for the PLOS Biology community.

Regulation of glial size by eicosapentaenoic acid through a novel Golgi apparatus mechanism

From the Abstract:

“To investigate the mechanisms involved in glial size regulation, we used Caenorhabditis elegans amphid sheath (AMsh) glia as a model and show that a conserved cis-Golgi membrane protein eas-1/GOLT1B negatively regulates glial growth.”

Sustained neural rhythms reveal endogenous oscillations supporting speech perception

From the Abstract:

“Together, we provide fundamental results for several lines of research—including neural entrainment and tACS—and reveal endogenous neural oscillations as a key underlying principle for speech perception.”

Infection-induced 5′-half molecules of tRNAHisGUG activate Toll-like receptor 7

From the Abstract:

“These results unveil a novel tRNA-engaged pathway in the innate immune response and assign the role of “immune activators” to 5′-tRNA half molecules.”

Functional innovation promotes diversification of form in the evolution of an ultrafast trap-jaw mechanism in ants

From the Abstract:

“This finding, whereby incremental changes in form lead to a change of function, followed by large morphological reorganization around the new function, provides a model for understanding the evolution of complex biomechanical traits, as well as insights into why such innovations often happen repeatedly.”

High-coverage plasma lipidomics reveals novel sex-specific lipidomic fingerprints of age and BMI: Evidence from two large population cohort studies

From the Abstract:

“Our analyses elucidate the effect of age and sex on lipid metabolism by offering a comprehensive view of the lipidomic profiles associated with common cardiometabolic risk factors.”

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