Chromosomes and Gene Expression

Chromosomes and Gene Expression

eLife publishes research ranging from transcription and RNA processing to epigenetics and chromatin biology. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in chromosomes and gene expression.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    BRG1 governs glucocorticoid receptor interactions with chromatin and pioneer factors across the genome

    Jackson A Hoffman et al.
    Within distinct chromatin landscapes, the BRG1 chromatin remodeling enzyme patterns hormone-dependent chromatin interactions, pioneer factor recruitment, and transcriptional activity.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    SRSF3 promotes pluripotency through Nanog mRNA export and coordination of the pluripotency gene expression program

    Madara Ratnadiwakara et al.
    RNA-binding protein SRSF3 mediates critical changes in RNA processing of pluripotency genes, which reveals functional consequences of regulated RNA processing during stem cell self-renewal and early development.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Chromatin-associated RNA sequencing (ChAR-seq) maps genome-wide RNA-to-DNA contacts

    Jason C Bell et al.
    ChAR-seq is a massively parallelized de novo RNA mapping assay, which is capable of generating hundreds to thousands of RNA-binding maps with no a priori knowledge of target RNAs.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    G9a regulates temporal preimplantation developmental program and lineage segregation in blastocyst

    Jan J Zylicz et al.
    Loss of a maternally inherited epigenetic modifier leads to establishment of an aberrant regulatory network in preimplantation embryos, developmental delay and destabilisation of cell-fate choices.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A conserved function for pericentromeric satellite DNA

    Madhav Jagannathan et al.
    Satellite DNA mediates clustering of multiple chromosomes via formation of chromocenter to encapsulate the full complement of the genome into a single nucleus.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Boosting ATM activity alleviates aging and extends lifespan in a mouse model of progeria

    Minxian Qian et al.
    The ATM-SIRT6 axis integrates the DNA repair machinery to longevity-promoting pathways.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Chromocenters: Bundling up DNA

    Susan A Gerbi
    Structures known as chromocenters, comprising satellite DNA and proteins such as D1 or HMGA1, help to contain DNA inside the nucleus between cell divisions.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The conformation of the histone H3 tail inhibits association of the BPTF PHD finger with the nucleosome

    Emma A Morrison et al.
    The BPTF PHD finger is inhibited from binding the methylated H3 tails in the context of the nucleosome due to their robust interaction with the nucleosomal DNA, which can be modulated by additional histone PTMs.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Rev7 and 53BP1/Crb2 prevent RecQ helicase-dependent hyper-resection of DNA double-strand breaks

    Bryan A Leland et al.
    A single-cell assay reveals that the genetic rewiring that underlies PARP inhibitor resistance drives altered DNA double-strand break end resection pathway choice.

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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Producing proteins 'just in time'

    A Elizabeth Hildreth, Karen M Arndt

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