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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Live-cell imaging reveals enhancer-dependent Sox2 transcription in the absence of enhancer proximity

    Jeffrey M Alexander et al.
    Sox2 transcription is not correlated with spatial proximity of its essential regulatory enhancer in embryonic stem cells, suggesting gene transcription is not limited to periods of direct enhancer-promoter contact.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Sox17 and β-catenin co-occupy Wnt-responsive enhancers to govern the endoderm gene regulatory network

    Shreyasi Mukherjee et al.
    Genomic analysis of Xenopus gastrula reveal that the transcription factor Sox17 interacts with the Wnt signaling effector ß-catenin on enhancers to regulate the transcriptional program underlying endoderm germ layer formation.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Analysis of zebrafish periderm enhancers facilitates identification of a regulatory variant near human KRT8/18

    Huan Liu et al.
    Analysis of zebrafish periderm enhancers illuminates the conserved DNA of epithelial enhancers across species and prioritizes orofacial-cleft-associated regulatory variants near KRT18/KRT8.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Mismatch repair-signature mutations activate gene enhancers across human colorectal cancer epigenomes

    Stevephen Hung et al.
    Non-coding mutations in microsatellite-instable (MSI) colorectal tumors are prevalent and activate cancer-specific enhancers, thereby disrupting gene expression control.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Evidence for additive and synergistic action of mammalian enhancers during cell fate determination

    Jinmi Choi et al.
    Temporal changes in genome-wide enhancer transcription activity during a transdifferentiation event reveal additive and synergistic enhancer cooperation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Intronic enhancer region governs transcript-specific Bdnf expression in rodent neurons

    Jürgen Tuvikene et al.
    An evolutionarily conserved neuron-specific and stimulus-dependent enhancer region downstream of the Bdnf exon III regulates the expression of Bdnf transcripts starting from the upstream 5' exons.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Tumor suppressor SMARCB1 suppresses super-enhancers to govern hESC lineage determination

    Lee F Langer et al.
    The chromatin remodeler and tumor suppressor SMARCB1 acts to restrict superenhancer function to direct neural differentiation of embryonic stem cells while repressing bivalent gene activity in the pluripotent state.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Transcription-factor-dependent enhancer transcription defines a gene regulatory network for cardiac rhythm

    Xinan H Yang et al.
    Transcription-factor-dependent noncoding RNA transcription illuminates components of a transcription-factor-dependent gene regulatory network that includes enhancer-associated long noncoding RNAs and is necessary for cardiac rhythm.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Functional evaluation of transposable elements as enhancers in mouse embryonic and trophoblast stem cells

    Christopher D Todd et al.
    Genetic and epigenetic editing experiments establish causal links between transposon-derived enhancers and gene regulation in mouse embryonic and extraembryonic lineages.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    GLI transcriptional repression regulates tissue-specific enhancer activity in response to Hedgehog signaling

    Rachel K Lex et al.
    GLI3 represses Hedgehog target gene expression by regulating histone modifications at a subset of tissue-specific GLI-bound enhancers.