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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Transcription of a 5’ extended mRNA isoform directs dynamic chromatin changes and interference of a downstream promoter

    Minghao Chia et al.
    Expression of a 5' extended mRNA isoform represses transcription of a downstream promoter.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    Individual long non-coding RNAs have no overt functions in zebrafish embryogenesis, viability and fertility

    Mehdi Goudarzi et al.
    Defining the biological functions of long non-coding RNAs, individually or as a class, and teasing apart the role of underlying genomic sequences remains the biggest challenge for this field.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Multiple tumor suppressors regulate a HIF-dependent negative feedback loop via ISGF3 in human clear cell renal cancer

    Lili Liao et al.
    Major secondary tumor suppressors in kidney cancer are required to maintain the activity of a tumor suppressive transcription factor after the loss of the primary tumor suppressor VHL.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis for COMPASS recognition of an H2B-ubiquitinated nucleosome

    Evan J Worden et al.
    The structure of the COMPASS methyltransferase bound to an H2B-ubiquitinated nucleosome provides insights into mechanisms of trans-histone cross-talk and the dynamic role of H2B ubiquitination in stimulating histone methylation.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    RNA-dependent chromatin association of transcription elongation factors and Pol II CTD kinases

    Sofia Battaglia et al.
    In vivo and in vitro elongation factor-RNA interaction data provide a missing link in understanding how processive elongation complexes are formed on active genes and disassembled at the end of genes.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Release of human cytomegalovirus from latency by a KAP1/TRIM28 phosphorylation switch

    Benjamin Rauwel et al.
    Inactivation of KAP1 by mTOR-mediated phosphorylation releases human cytomegalovirus from latency, and has the potential to be used as a therapy to purge the virus from transplant organs.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A team of heterochromatin factors collaborates with small RNA pathways to combat repetitive elements and germline stress

    Alicia N McMurchy et al.
    Genome-wide profiling and functional analyses reveal a network of heterochromatin and small RNA factors that silences repetitive elements and prevents genotoxic stress to ensure fertility.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Trithorax maintains the functional heterogeneity of neural stem cells through the transcription factor Buttonhead

    Hideyuki Komori et al.
    The Drosophila equivalent of the human protein Mixed Lineage Leukemia 1n enables neural stem cells to generate neural progenitors through the fly equivalent of the human transcription factor Sp8, thereby contributing to an increased number and diversity of cell types during brain development.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Independent manipulation of histone H3 modifications in individual nucleosomes reveals the contributions of sister histones to transcription

    Zhen Zhou et al.
    A yeast genetic model for studying the function of sister histones in chromatin dynamics.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Histone H2B ubiquitylation represses gametogenesis by opposing RSC-dependent chromatin remodeling at the ste11 master regulator locus

    Philippe Materne et al.
    Building on previous work (Materne et al., 2015), it is shown that the ubiquitylation of histone H2B represses cell differentiation by opposing chromatin remodeling at the promoter of the master regulator of gametogenesis, ste11