Chromosomes and Gene Expression

Chromosomes and Gene Expression

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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Mitochondrial volume fraction and translation duration impact mitochondrial mRNA localization and protein synthesis

    Tatsuhisa Tsuboi et al.
    Mitochondria can tune the protein synthesis of nuclear-encoded proteins through condition-dependent mRNA localization that is regulated by translation elongation and the geometric constraints of the cell.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    S-phase-independent silencing establishment in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Davis Goodnight, Jasper Rine
    Cell-cycle progression is crucial for heterochromatin formation in budding yeast because S phase promotes the removal of active chromatin marks.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Antagonistic control of DDK binding to licensed replication origins by Mcm2 and Rad53

    Syafiq Abd Wahab, Dirk Remus
    The mechanism of Dbf4-dependent kinase (DDK) recruitment to replication origins and its regulation by the checkpoint have been identified.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Gene autoregulation by 3’ UTR-derived bacterial small RNAs

    Mona Hoyos et al.
    Bacterial small RNAs derived from the 3' untranslated region of an mRNA can serve as autoregulatory elements.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic and environmental determinants of variation in the plasma lipidome of older Australian twins

    Matthew WK Wong et al.
    A minor subset of plasma lipids are heritable, and this is associated with gene expression of transcripts related to roles beyond lipid metabolism, including immune function and cell signalling.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    The E2 Marie Kondo and the CTLH E3 ligase clear deposited RNA binding proteins during the maternal-to-zygotic transition

    Michael Zavortink et al.
    In fruit flies, maternally deposited RNA-binding proteins are removed during the maternal-to-zygotic transition via a mechanism of translational upregulation of Kondo, the key E2 enzyme, at egg activation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Inhibition of post-termination ribosome recycling at premature termination codons in UPF1 ATPase mutants

    Lucas D Serdar et al.
    Nucleotide resolution mapping of ribosome-bound RNA decay fragments in yeast cells expressing ATPase-deficient UPF1 reveals 3' UTR bound ribosomes and a role for UPF1 in post-termination ribosome recycling.

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