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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A high-throughput small molecule screen identifies farrerol as a potentiator of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing

    Weina Zhang et al.
    Farrerol promotes the efficiency of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing in both cells and embryos.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Homology sensing via non-linear amplification of sequence-dependent pausing by RecQ helicase

    Yeonee Seol et al.
    The rate of DNA unwinding by RecQ helicases is dramatically modulated by the DNA duplex stability in a geometry-dependent manner, providing an intrinsic mechanism for suppressing illegitimate recombination.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A molecular model for the role of SYCP3 in meiotic chromosome organisation

    Johanna Liinamaria Syrjänen et al.
    A structural and biochemical study of human SYCP3 provides the first molecular model for the three-dimensional organisation that is imposed upon chromosomal DNA during meiosis and is essential for genetic exchange and fertility.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Resection is responsible for loss of transcription around a double-strand break in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Nicola Manfrini et al.
    The conversion of the ends of a double-strand break from double-stranded to single-stranded DNA, which is necessary to initiate homologous recombination, is responsible for loss of transcription and RNA polymerase occupancy around the double-strand break in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Bisulfite treatment and single-molecule real-time sequencing reveal D-loop length, position, and distribution

    Shanaya Shital Shah et al.
    D-loops are critical intermediates in homologous recombination, and the novel D-loop mapping assay defines position, length, and distribution of D-loops with near base-pair resolution.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Dissection of zebrafish shha function using site-specific targeting with a Cre-dependent genetic switch

    Kotaro Sugimoto et al.
    A versatile invertible gene trap vector is generated and inserted into a defined genomic locus in zebrafish via homologous recombination, demonstrating an efficient genetic approach to performing conditional knockout analysis.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Rdh54/Tid1 inhibits Rad51-Rad54-mediated D-loop formation and limits D-loop length

    Shanaya Shital Shah et al.
    The dsDNA-dependent motor protein Rdh54 antagonizes Rad51-Rad54-mediated D-loop formation during homologous recombination and restricts the length of D-loops.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    PARP1-dependent recruitment of the FBXL10-RNF68-RNF2 ubiquitin ligase to sites of DNA damage controls H2A.Z loading

    Gergely Rona et al.
    Upon genotoxic stress, the FBXL10-RNF68-RNF2 ubiquitin ligase complex mono-ubiquitylates histone H2A and mediates H2A/H2A.Z exchange to repress transcription and ensures proper high fidelity homologous recombination repair.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Local chromosome context is a major determinant of crossover pathway biochemistry during budding yeast meiosis

    Darpan Medhi et al.
    Different homologous recombination pathways are dominant in different regions of meiotic chromosomes, indicating that chromosome structure influences recombination biochemistry.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Cooperative interactions facilitate stimulation of Rad51 by the Swi5-Sfr1 auxiliary factor complex

    Bilge Argunhan et al.
    The intrinsically disordered N-terminus of Sfr1 contains two Rad51 binding sites that facilitate Rad51 filament stabilization and ATPase stimulation by the Swi5-Sfr1 complex, leading to efficient Rad51-driven strand exchange.