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

    Histone H3 threonine 11 phosphorylation by Sch9 and CK2 regulates chronological lifespan by controlling the nutritional stress response

    Seunghee Oh et al.
    Histone H3T11 phosphorylation regulates chronological lifespan by linking nutritional stress-response signals to chromatin.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A stable mode of bookmarking by TBP recruits RNA polymerase II to mitotic chromosomes

    Sheila S Teves et al.
    The general transcriptional machinery promotes the efficient reactivation of global transcription following mitosis, and thereby enables maintenance of transcriptional memory through the cell cycle.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    PARP1-dependent recruitment of the FBXL10-RNF68-RNF2 ubiquitin ligase to sites of DNA damage controls H2A.Z loading

    Gergely Rona et al.
    Upon genotoxic stress, the FBXL10-RNF68-RNF2 ubiquitin ligase complex mono-ubiquitylates histone H2A and mediates H2A/H2A.Z exchange to repress transcription and ensures proper high fidelity homologous recombination repair.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    ZFP36 RNA-binding proteins restrain T cell activation and anti-viral immunity

    Michael J Moore et al.
    By attenuating the translation of key mRNA targets, ZFP36 RNA binding proteins restrain the expansion and effector activity of T cells.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    TASEP modelling provides a parsimonious explanation for the ability of a single uORF to derepress translation during the integrated stress response

    Dmitry E Andreev et al.
    A model reveals how translation of an mRNA leader could provide resistance to global downregulation of translation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    H3.3K27M mutant proteins reprogram epigenome by sequestering the PRC2 complex to poised enhancers

    Dong Fang et al.
    Redistribution of the PRC2 complex in H3.3K27M mutant cells to poised enhancers contributes to the global reduction of H3K27me3 in cells expressing the mutant proteins.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    The eukaryotic bell-shaped temporal rate of DNA replication origin firing emanates from a balance between origin activation and passivation

    Jean-Michel Arbona et al.
    The universal eukaryotic DNA replication kinetics is the consequence of simple physicochemical rules resulting from the localisation of potential replication origins at discrete sites and the diffusion of limiting origin firing factors in the nuclear space.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A twist defect mechanism for ATP-dependent translocation of nucleosomal DNA

    Jessica Winger et al.
    Based on its nucleotide-bound state, the Chd1 chromatin remodeler can locally alter DNA twist on the nucleosome, which either pulls in or expels ~1 bp of DNA at the internal SHL2 binding site.

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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Producing proteins 'just in time'

    A Elizabeth Hildreth, Karen M Arndt

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