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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    The zinc finger proteins ZNF644 and WIZ regulate the G9a/GLP complex for gene repression

    Chunjing Bian et al.
    Repression of gene expression by the histone methyltransferase G9a is guided by two zinc finger proteins that can recognize consensus sequences in DNA.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A map of human PRDM9 binding provides evidence for novel behaviors of PRDM9 and other zinc-finger proteins in meiosis

    Nicolas Altemose et al.
    In humans, specific sequence features can predict whether meiotic recombination occurs at sites bound by the protein PRDM9, whose DNA-binding zinc-finger domain can unexpectedly bind to gene promoters and to other copies of PRDM9.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Wiz binds active promoters and CTCF-binding sites and is required for normal behaviour in the mouse

    Luke Isbel et al.
    Though generally considered a transcriptional repressor, Wiz may also function as a transcriptional activator in the mouse brain and is required for normal behaviour.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Mapping and analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans transcription factor sequence specificities

    Kamesh Narasimhan et al.
    Protein binding microarrays highlight the diversification of DNA-binding motifs for the nuclear hormone receptor and C2H2 zinc finger transcription factor families, and reveal unexpected diversity in motifs for the T-box and DM families.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural insights into the assembly and polyA signal recognition mechanism of the human CPSF complex

    Marcello Clerici et al.
    Structural, biochemical, and proteomic analyses of a four-subunit core module of the cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor complex reveal its molecular architecture and specific determinants of polyadenylation signal recognition in human mRNAs.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Zinc finger protein Zfp335 is required for the formation of the naïve T cell compartment

    Brenda Y Han et al.
    A novel zinc finger transcription factor regulates expression of multiple genes in late stage thymocytes and recent thymic emigrants to promote formation of the naïve T cell compartment.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Conservation of transcription factor binding specificities across 600 million years of bilateria evolution

    Kazuhiro R Nitta et al.
    Drosophila has almost all transcription factor binding specificities available to humans; and human transcription factors with divergent specificities operate in cell types that are not found in fruit flies.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Repeated losses of PRDM9-directed recombination despite the conservation of PRDM9 across vertebrates

    Zachary Baker et al.
    PRDM9 is widely conserved across vertebrates yet has been lost numerous times, as has its role in directing meiotic recombination.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Cis-regulatory basis of sister cell type divergence in the vertebrate retina

    Daniel P Murphy et al.
    While photoreceptor and bipolar cells exhibit very similar cis-regulatory grammars, subtle differences in homeodomain motif enrichment represent a key distinction driving the divergence in their transcriptomes.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    ZCWPW1 is recruited to recombination hotspots by PRDM9 and is essential for meiotic double strand break repair

    Daniel Wells et al.
    ZCWPW1 has co-evolved with PRDM9, in particular the PRDM9-SET domain, and although not involved in PRDM9's role in positioning recombination events, it is required for PRDM9's role in pairing chromosomes.

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