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A positioned +1 nucleosome enhances promoter-proximal pausing
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
Chromatin distribution is not uniform along the human genome. In most genes there is a promoter-associated nucleosome free region (NFR) followed by an array of nucleosomes towards the gene body in which the first (+1) ...
267 Spanish Exomes Reveal Population-Specific Differences in Disease-Related Genetic Variation
(Oxford University Press, 2016)
Recent results from large-scale genomic projects suggest that allele frequencies, which are highly relevant for medical purposes, differ considerably across different populations. The need for a detailed catalog of local ...
Cryopreservation of GABAergic neuronal precursors for cell-based therapy
(Public Library of Science, 2017)
Cryopreservation protocols are essential for stem cells storage in order to apply them in the clinic. Here we describe a new standardized cryopreservation protocol for GABAergic neural precursors derived from the medial ...
TDP2 suppresses chromosomal translocations induced by DNA topoisomerase II during gene transcription
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017)
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) induced by abortive topoisomerase II (TOP2) activity are a potential source of genome instability and chromosome translocation. TOP2-induced DNA double-strand breaks are rejoined in part by ...
Multiple signaling kinases target Mrc1 to prevent genomic instability triggered by transcription-replication conflicts
(Nature Publishing Group:, 2018)
Conflicts between replication and transcription machineries represent a major source of genomic instability and cells have evolved strategies to prevent such conflicts. However, little is known regarding how cells cope ...
The type 2 diabetes-associated HMG20A gene is mandatory for islet beta cell functional maturity article
(Springer Nature [academic journals on nature.com, 2018)
HMG20A (also known as iBRAF) is a chromatin factor involved in neuronal differentiation and maturation. Recently small nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the HMG20A gene have been linked to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) ...
Histone depletion prevents telomere fusions in pre-senescent cells
(Public Library of Science, 2018-06-07)
Upon telomerase inactivation, telomeres gradually shorten with each cell division until cells enter replicative senescence. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the kinases Mec1/ATR and Tel1/ATM protect the genome during pre-senescence ...
Human mitochondrial degradosome prevents harmful mitochondrial R loops and mitochondrial genome instability
R loops are nucleic acid structures comprising an DNA-RNA hybrid and a displaced single-stranded DNA. These structures may occur transiently during transcription, playing essential biological functions. However, persistent ...
Targeting the centriolar replication factor STIL synergizes with DNA damaging agents for treatment of ovarian cancer
(Impact Journals, 2017)
Advanced ovarian cancer is an incurable disease. Thus, novel therapies are required. We wished to identify new therapeutic targets for ovarian cancer. ShRNA screen performed in 42 ovarian cancer cell lines identified the ...