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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Genetic interactions of G-quadruplexes in humans

    Katherine G Zyner et al.
    For the first time, the spectrum of genes and pathways interacting with alternative DNA structures called G-quadruplexes in humans is revealed highlighting new possibilities for the pursuit of cancer therapies.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Transgenerational inheritance of ethanol preference is caused by maternal NPF repression

    Julianna Bozler et al.
    Maternally experienced environmental stress leads to multigenerational inheritance of ethanol preference and an altered rewards pathway in Drosophila melanogaster.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Identification of RBPMS as a mammalian smooth muscle master splicing regulator via proximity of its gene with super-enhancers

    Erick E Nakagaki-Silva et al.
    By focusing on RNA-binding proteins whose genes have super enhancers in smooth muscle cells, the protein RBPMS was identified as an alternative splicing master regulator.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structures of remodeler-nucleosome intermediates suggest allosteric control through the nucleosome

    Jean Paul Armache et al.
    Cryo-EM structures capture different conformational states of chromatin remodeler-nucleosome complexes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Absolute quantification of cohesin, CTCF and their regulators in human cells

    Johann Holzmann et al.
    Absolute quantification of cohesin, CTCF, NIPBL, WAPL and sororin in HeLa cells implies that some genomic cohesin and CTCF enrichment sites are unoccupied at any one time.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Improved CUT&RUN chromatin profiling tools

    Michael P Meers et al.
    Enhancements to the CUT&RUN antibody-targeted nuclease strategy for chromatin profiling include an improved affinity-cleavage fusion protein and digestion protocol, and a simplified calibration strategy.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    Natural depletion of histone H1 in sex cells causes DNA demethylation, heterochromatin decondensation and transposon activation

    Shengbo He et al.
    Transposon activation during male gametogenesis is caused by interactions between DNA demethylation and linker histone H1, developmental depletion of which promotes pollen fertility.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome plasticity in Candida albicans is driven by long repeat sequences

    Robert T Todd et al.
    Previously uncharacterized long repeat sequences are associated with significant genome variation that can increase fitness and promote antifungal drug resistance in diverse isolates of Candida albicans.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Scc2 counteracts a Wapl-independent mechanism that releases cohesin from chromosomes during G1

    Madhusudhan Srinivasan et al.
    In G1 cells, Scc2 loads and maintains cohesin on chromosomes by counteracting a Wapl-independent releasing activity, which is neutralized in S phase by CDK1.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Dissecting the sharp response of a canonical developmental enhancer reveals multiple sources of cooperativity

    Jeehae Park et al.
    The sharp expression pattern driven by a classic, simple animal enhancer is determined by multiple molecular mechanisms, not only cooperative binding of the activating transcription factor as was previously thought.