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    ParB dynamics and the critical role of the CTD in DNA condensation unveiled by combined force-fluorescence measurements

    Julene Madariaga-Marcos et al.
    A single-molecule biophysical approach reveals that the C-terminal domain of ParB blocks ParB network formation by heterodimerization with the full-length protein, which remains bound to the DNA.
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    Dual control of NAD+ synthesis by purine metabolites in yeast

    Benoît Pinson et al.
    Two distinct processes drive coordinated synthesis of purine and pyridine (NAD+) nucleotides in response to AICAR derivatives and ATP.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Nuclear genetic regulation of the human mitochondrial transcriptome

    Aminah T Ali et al.
    Common nuclear genetic variants are associated with fundamental biological processes occurring in human mitochondria and potentially point to novel roles for nuclear genes in transcriptional regulation of the mitochondrial genome.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    H3K9me3 is required for inheritance of small RNAs that target a unique subset of newly evolved genes

    Itamar Lev et al.
    In Caenorhabditis elegans histone methylation (H3K9me3) controls the synthesis of heritable small RNAs in a gene-specific manner and thus enables 'flagging' of newly-acquired genes.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    PUMILIO hyperactivity drives premature aging of Norad-deficient mice

    Florian Kopp et al.
    Long noncoding RNA Norad performs an essential function in mammalian physiology by inhibiting the activity of PUMILIO RNA binding proteins, thereby suppressing a multi-system degenerative phenotype resembling premature aging.
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    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Noncoding RNA: Aging well with Norad

    Filipa Carvalhal Marques, Igor Ulitsky
    In mice, deleting a long noncoding RNA drives premature aging.
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    MYOD1 functions as a clock amplifier as well as a critical co-factor for downstream circadian gene expression in muscle

    Brian A Hodge et al.
    The myogenic lineage transcription factor, MYOD1, amplifies and works with the core clock factors to support a daily muscle gene expression program.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    Amplification of a broad transcriptional program by a common factor triggers the meiotic cell cycle in mice

    Mina L Kojima et al.
    The switch from mitotic cell cycles to the one meiotic cell cycle in each generation is triggered through dramatic upregulation of a broad gene expression program by transcriptional regulator STRA8.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    The modular mechanism of chromocenter formation in Drosophila

    Madhav Jagannathan et al.
    Cell biological study reveals the mechanism by which multiple satellite-DNA-binding proteins cooperate to form chromocenter to encapsulate the full complement of chromosomes.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    Mi-2/NuRD complex protects stem cell progeny from mitogenic Notch signaling

    Evanthia Zacharioudaki et al.
    Depleting Mi-2 in the progeny of neural stem cells prevents normal enhancer decommissioning so that they become sensitive to Notch activity and re-acquire stem cell properties.