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    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. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Opposing roles for DNA replication initiator proteins ORC1 and CDC6 in control of Cyclin E gene transcription

    Manzar Hossain, Bruce Stillman
    Two related DNA replication initiation proteins contribute to the decision of whether to enter a new round of the cell division cycle or enter into a period of proliferative quiescence.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Caenorhabditis elegans nuclear RNAi factor SET-32 deposits the transgenerational histone modification, H3K23me3

    Lianna Schwartz-Orbach et al.
    H3K23me3 is a RNAi-mediated transgenerationally heritable heterochromatin mark in Caenorhabditis elegans.
    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. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    The dynamic conformational landscape of the protein methyltransferase SETD8

    Shi Chen et al.
    Integrated experimental-computational approaches were implemented to reveal the dynamic conformational landscape of a biologically relevant protein methyltransferase SETD8 for functional annotation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Impact of nucleic acid and methylated H3K9 binding activities of Suv39h1 on its heterochromatin assembly

    Atsuko Shirai et al.
    Suv39h1 chromodomain possesses nucleic acid-binding activity and this activity is coupled with its H3K9 methylation recognition in assembling heterochromatin.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Histone deposition pathways determine the chromatin landscapes of H3.1 and H3.3 K27M oncohistones

    Jay F Sarthy et al.
    Deposition of mutant oncohistones by alternative nucleosome assembly pathways results in dramatic local differences in histone methylation in pediatric diffuse midline gliomas.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Distinct and separable roles for EZH2 in neurogenic astroglia

    William W Hwang et al.
    A number of genes associated with the development of brain tumors are epigenetically repressed in specialized astrocytes to enable the production of neurons in the postnatal brain.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Major satellite repeat RNA stabilize heterochromatin retention of Suv39h enzymes by RNA-nucleosome association and RNA:DNA hybrid formation

    Oscar Velazquez Camacho et al.
    An RNA-mediated mechanism that stabilizes association of the Suv39h enzymes at mouse heterochromatin is defined.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Methylation of histone H3K23 blocks DNA damage in pericentric heterochromatin during meiosis

    Romeo Papazyan et al.
    A previously unappreciated histone methylation pathway helps limit DNA double-strand break formation and recombination in heterochromatin during meiosis.