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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Cohesin architecture and clustering in vivo

    Siheng Xiang, Douglas Koshland
    Cohesin adopts a flexible butterfly conformation in vivo and forms spatial and temporal regulated ordered clusters to maintain cohesion and condensation.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome-wide CRISPR screens of oral squamous cell carcinoma reveal fitness genes in the Hippo pathway

    Annie Wai Yeeng Chai et al.
    Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screens enable the identification of actionable vulnerabilities of oral squamous cell carcinoma, and their unique dependencies on YAP1 and WWTR1 of the Hippo pathway.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Ubiquitin-interacting motifs of ataxin-3 regulate its polyglutamine toxicity through Hsc70-4-dependent aggregation

    Sean L Johnson et al.
    Pathogenesis in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 is enhanced by the heat-shock protein family member, Hsc70-4, uncovering new mechanisms of toxicity for this disease and suggesting pleiotropic roles for chaperones.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    YAP drives cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma formation and progression

    Zoé Vincent-Mistiaen et al.
    High levels of nuclear YAP are sufficient to drive squamous cell carincoma formation and frequently also drive progression to spindle cell carcinoma by promoting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition after tissue damage.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    E3 ubiquitin ligase Bre1 couples sister chromatid cohesion establishment to DNA replication in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Wei Zhang et al.
    E3 ubiquitin ligase Bre1-induced H2B monoubiquitination is epigenetically important for recruiting replication factor Mcm10 and cohesion establishment factors Ctf4, Ctf18 and Eco1 to early replication origins to establish sister chromatid cohesion.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Cohesin mutations are synthetic lethal with stimulation of WNT signaling

    Chue Vin Chin et al.
    Hypersensitivity of cohesin-deficient cells to Wnt signaling is concomitant with beta catenin stabilization and offers promise that Wnt agonists could be therapeutically effective in cohesin mutant cancers.
    1. Cancer Biology

    NRG1 is a critical regulator of differentiation in TP63-driven squamous cell carcinoma

    Ganapati V Hegde et al.
    TP63 regulates NRG1 in squamous cell cancers, and targeting of NRG1 induces cancer cell differentiation thereby NRG1 is a potential therapeutic target in squamous cell cancers.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Dissecting the DNA binding landscape and gene regulatory network of p63 and p53

    Konstantin Riege et al.
    A resource of p63-regulated genes, genomic loci bound by p63, p63 DNA recognition motifs, and potential co-factors is generated through a meta-analysis of high-throughput datasets.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    MCM2–7-dependent cohesin loading during S phase promotes sister-chromatid cohesion

    Ge Zheng et al.
    Systematic analyses of DNA replication machinery components in human cells reveal a requirement of MCM-dependent de novo loading or mobilization of cohesin at replication forks in establishing sister-chromatid cohesion.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    ETS family transcriptional regulators drive chromatin dynamics and malignancy in squamous cell carcinomas

    Hanseul Yang et al.
    Transcription factors of the ETS family govern a cohort of key cancer-associated regulators of malignancy in squamous cell carcinomas.