Chromosomes and Gene Expression

Chromosomes and Gene Expression

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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Non-invasive measurement of mRNA decay reveals translation initiation as the major determinant of mRNA stability

    Leon Y Chan et al.
    Non-invasive mRNA stability measurements reveal that transcript lifetime is governed by a competition with translation initiation on a transcriptome-wide level.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    Arabidopsis RNA processing factor SERRATE regulates the transcription of intronless genes

    Corinna Speth et al.
    Arabidopsis RNA processing factor SERRATE associates with the chromatin of intronless genes, which are usually expressed at low levels, to enhance polymerase II association.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Six domesticated PiggyBac transposases together carry out programmed DNA elimination in Paramecium

    Julien Bischerour et al.
    The machinery that carries out programmed DNA rearrangements is composed of domesticated transposases. One is catalytically active, five play architectural function essential for the accuracy of the process.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Defective RNA polymerase III is negatively regulated by the SUMO-Ubiquitin-Cdc48 pathway

    Zheng Wang et al.
    The SUMO-Ub-Cdc48 pathway is a novel regulatory mechanism of Pol III and a potential therapeutic target for Pol III-related human diseases.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Transcriptional and epigenomic landscapes of CNS and non-CNS vascular endothelial cells

    Mark F Sabbagh et al.
    Genome-wide integration of transcriptome, accessible chromatin, and DNA methylome data from vascular endothelial cells lays the foundation for understanding the gene regulatory circuits that generate organ-specific vascular specialization.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    An asymmetric centromeric nucleosome

    Yuichi Ichikawa et al.
    Centromeric histones, the foundation for accurate chromosome segregation, have now been re-engineered to allow for analysis of the stoichiometry of required domains.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis for Scc3-dependent cohesin recruitment to chromatin

    Yan Li et al.
    The Cohesin subunit Scc3 contains a hook-shaped domain that binds to DNA substrate, thus revealing that Cohesin-chromatin transactions are driven not only by topological interactions, but also by direct protein-DNA contacts.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure of the chromatin remodelling enzyme Chd1 bound to a ubiquitinylated nucleosome

    Ramasubramanian Sundaramoorthy et al.
    The unwrapping two turns of DNA on Chd1-bound nucleosomes cause the histone H3 tail and ubiquitin to be re-positioned.

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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Producing proteins 'just in time'

    A Elizabeth Hildreth, Karen M Arndt

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