Genes and Chromosomes

Genes and Chromosomes

eLife publishes research ranging from transcription and RNA processing to epigenetics and chromatin biology. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers interested in genes and chromosomes.
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Latest articles

    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Therapeutic effects of telomerase in mice with pulmonary fibrosis induced by damage to the lungs and short telomeres

    Juan Manuel Povedano et al.
    Telomerase gene therapy represents a novel effective treatment for pulmonary fibrosis associated with short telomeres by improving pulmonary function, decreasing inflammation and accelerating fiber disappearance in fibrotic lungs.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    MukB ATPases are regulated independently by the N- and C-terminal domains of MukF kleisin

    Katarzyna Zawadzka et al.
    In Escherichia coli structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) complex, MukBEF, a dimeric MukF kleisin binds and activates MukB SMC ATPases through two independent interfaces provided by distinct MukF N- and C-terminal domains.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Mutations in L-type amino acid transporter-2 support SLC7A8 as a novel gene involved in age-related hearing loss

    Meritxell Espino Guarch et al.
    SLC7A8 a neutral amino acid transporter has a key role in the maintenance of hearing during aging and its absence causes early onset of hearing loss.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    YTH-RNA-binding protein prevents deleterious expression of meiotic proteins by tethering their mRNAs to nuclear foci

    Yuichi Shichino et al.
    A YTH-domain protein Mmi1 prevents deleterious expression of meiotic proteins by tethering their mRNAs to nuclear foci.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Multiple kinases inhibit origin licensing and helicase activation to ensure reductive cell division during meiosis

    David V Phizicky et al.
    Meiotic cells inhibit two distinct steps of replisome assembly with multiple kinases to prevent DNA replication between Meiosis I and Meiosis II.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    Natural changes in light interact with circadian regulation at promoters to control gene expression in cyanobacteria

    Joseph Robert Piechura et al.
    Cyanobacteria cope with both predictable day/night changes and natural fluctuations in light during the day by adjusting the expression dynamics of circadian-clock-controlled genes via a network of transcriptional regulators.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Nonsense mRNA suppression via nonstop decay

    Joshua A Arribere, Andrew Z Fire
    Nonstop mRNA decay degrades mRNAs with a premature stop codon after such mRNAs are targeted by the nonsense-mediated decay machinery.

Highlights

    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Producing proteins 'just in time'

    A Elizabeth Hildreth, Karen M Arndt
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    Silencing repetitive DNA

    Nahid Iglesias, Danesh Moazed

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