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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Genetic interactions of G-quadruplexes in humans

    Katherine G Zyner et al.
    For the first time, the spectrum of genes and pathways interacting with alternative DNA structures called G-quadruplexes in humans is revealed highlighting new possibilities for the pursuit of cancer therapies.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Non-Canonical G-quadruplexes cause the hCEB1 minisatellite instability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Aurèle Piazza et al.
    A combination of genetics and biophysical approaches identifies an overlapping set of sequences that form non-canonical G-quadruplex structures in vitro and induce genomic instability in cells.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Aven recognition of RNA G-quadruplexes regulates translation of the mixed lineage leukemia protooncogenes

    Palaniraja Thandapani et al.
    Arginine methylation regulates mRNA translation of key protooncogenes via an RGG/RG motif-containing protein called Aven.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    The C9ORF72 GGGGCC expansion forms RNA G-quadruplex inclusions and sequesters hnRNP H to disrupt splicing in ALS brains

    Erin G Conlon et al.
    The C9orf72 expansion binds and sequesters the splicing factor hnRNP H leading to insoluble G-quadruplex aggregates that functionally reduce hnRNP H, thereby producing splicing defects.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Periodic DNA patrolling underlies diverse functions of Pif1 on R-loops and G-rich DNA

    Ruobo Zhou et al.
    Analyzing single molecules reveals that Pif1 family helicases periodically patrol DNA, which may explain this enzyme's ability to suppress genome instability at G-quadruplex motifs and transcriptional RNA-DNA hybrids (R-loops).
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Control of the polyamine biosynthesis pathway by G2-quadruplexes

    Helen Louise Lightfoot et al.
    An ensemble of conserved G2-quadruplex structures in the untranslated regions of messenger RNAs from genes in the polyamine bioysynthesis pathway sense polyamine levels and regulate polyamine synthesis in cells.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    DNA Helicases: Molecular watchdogs on genome patrol

    Gheorghe Chistol, Johannes Walter
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    An mRNA-binding channel in the ES6S region of the translation 48S-PIC promotes RNA unwinding and scanning

    Irene Díaz-López et al.
    The ES6S region of the small subunit ribosome makes a place for the threading and secondary structure unwinding of mRNA, which regulates genome-wide translation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Conserved RNA-binding specificity of polycomb repressive complex 2 is achieved by dispersed amino acid patches in EZH2

    Yicheng Long et al.
    Biochemical and mutagenesis analysis reveal the long-anticipated RNA-binding elements of Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2), an important chromatin modifier, allowing construction of separation-of-function mutants of PRC2 defective in RNA binding but retaining histone-modifying activity.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Point of View: Predictive regulation and human design

    Peter Sterling
    Why does the human regulatory system, which evolution tuned for small satisfactions, now constantly demand 'more'?

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