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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Quality control of transcription start site selection by nonsense-mediated-mRNA decay

    Christophe Malabat et al.
    RNA polymerase II generates numerous transcript isoforms, including transcripts initiating downstream of the START codon, that are efficiently degraded by the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathway.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Non-canonical TAF complexes regulate active promoters in human embryonic stem cells

    Glenn A Maston et al.
    The transcription machinery used to regulate gene expression and self-renewal in human embryonic stem cells is different from that found in other cells.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Active RNAP pre-initiation sites are highly mutated by cytidine deaminases in yeast, with AID targeting small RNA genes

    Benjamin JM Taylor et al.
    Transcribed promoters are highly susceptible to mutation by cytidine deaminases, implicating stable exposure of single stranded DNA structures, rather than cofactors, in localising mutation during tumourigenesis and antibody maturation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Cap-proximal nucleotides via differential eIF4E binding and alternative promoter usage mediate translational response to energy stress

    Ana Tamarkin-Ben-Harush et al.
    Differential eIF4E binding to transcription initiation nucleotides and alternative promoter usage of eIF1A, PABP and other genes are involved in the response of the translation machinery to energy stress.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    The Glide/Gcm fate determinant controls initiation of collective cell migration by regulating Frazzled

    Tripti Gupta et al.
    The role of the Frazzled chemoattractant receptor is to triggers migration initiation as part of the glial developmental program induced by the Glide/Gcm transcription factor.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Histone gene replacement reveals a post-transcriptional role for H3K36 in maintaining metazoan transcriptome fidelity

    Michael P Meers et al.
    Post-translational modification of histone H3K36 is not required to suppress cryptic transcription initiation or to include alternative exons in Drosophila; instead it promotes expression of active genes by stimulating polyadenylation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Architecture of TAF11/TAF13/TBP complex suggests novel regulation properties of general transcription factor TFIID

    Kapil Gupta et al.
    Integrative structural biology reveals a novel complex comprising the TATA-box-binding protein, TBP, and two subunits, TAF11 and TAF13, of General Transcription Factor TFIID, suggesting a new regulatory state in TFIID function in RNA polymerase II transcription initiation.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A continuum model of transcriptional bursting

    Adam M Corrigan et al.
    Rather than switching between discrete on and off states, gene transcription exists in a spectrum or continuum of states, with a slowly changing initiation rate modulating the levels of activity.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Organ Development: Tips from the embryonic lung

    Avinash Waghray, Jayaraj Rajagopal
    A new source of progenitor cells can now be used to study hidden aspects of human lung development and pediatric lung disease.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    HIV: The two sides of Tat

    Matjaz Barboric, Koh Fujinaga
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