Chromosomes and Gene Expression

Chromosomes and Gene Expression

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    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. 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
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The deubiquitylase Ubp15 couples transcription to mRNA export

    Fanny Eyboulet et al.
    Ubp15 regulates the ubiquitylation of the export adaptor Mex67.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Alpha-satellite RNA transcripts are repressed by centromere–nucleolus associations

    Leah Bury et al.
    Single molecule FISH analysis defines the behavior of centromere-derived alpha-satellite transcripts in intact human cells and reveals a critical role for centromere-nucleolar contacts in repressing alpha-satellite transcription.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Repression of interrupted and intact rDNA by the SUMO pathway in Drosophila melanogaster

    Yicheng Luo et al.
    SUMO-dependent pathway is responsible for selective repression of damaged rDNA and silencing of intact surplus units revealing an epigenetic mechanism that controls the differential expression of identical sequences in the same cell.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Reassessment of the involvement of Snord115 in the serotonin 2c receptor pathway in a genetically relevant mouse model

    Jade Hebras et al.
    Knockout of Snord115 has mild impact on expression and function of the serotonin 2C receptor.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A small protein encoded by a putative lncRNA regulates apoptosis and tumorigenicity in human colorectal cancer cells

    Xiao Ling Li et al.
    Discovery and initial characterization of a conserved small protein translated from a transcript annotated as a human long non-coding RNA.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The RIF1-long splice variant promotes G1 phase 53BP1 nuclear bodies to protect against replication stress

    Lotte P Watts et al.
    The RIF1-long and short splice variants show distinct ability to protect cells from replication stress by promoting 53BP1 nuclear bodies, representing the first described functional difference between the two variants.

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