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  1. The INK4b-ARF-INK4a tumour suppressor locus controls the balance between progenitor cell renewal and cancer. In this study, we investigated how higher-order chromatin structure modulates differential expression o...

    Authors: Sima Kheradmand Kia, Parham Solaimani Kartalaei, Elnaz Farahbakhshian, Farzin Pourfarzad, Marieke von Lindern and C Peter Verrijzer

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:16

    Content type: Research

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  2. The archetypal epigenetic phenomenon of position effect variegation (PEV) in Drosophila occurs when a gene is brought abnormally close to heterochromatin, resulting in stochastic silencing of the affected gene in...

    Authors: Kyoko Hiragami-Hamada, Sheila Q Xie, Alexander Saveliev, Santiago Uribe-Lewis, Ana Pombo and Richard Festenstein

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:14

    Content type: Research

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  3. Pluripotency, the capacity for indefinite self-renewal and differentiation into diverse cell types is a unique state exhibited by embryonic stem (ES) cells. Transcriptional regulators, such as Oct4, are critic...

    Authors: Leng-Siew Yeap, Katsuhiko Hayashi and M Azim Surani

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:12

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  4. Dynamic changes to the chromatin structure play a critical role in transcriptional regulation. This is exemplified by the Spt6-mediated histone deposition on to histone-depleted promoters that results in displ...

    Authors: Ryosuke Ohsawa, Melissa Adkins and Jessica K Tyler

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:11

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  5. Argonaute2 protein (Ago2) is a key component of RNA-induced gene silencing complex, which is crucial for microRNA-mediated repression of target genes. The function of Ago2 in the mouse oocyte and early embryon...

    Authors: Masahiro Kaneda, Fuchou Tang, Dónal O'Carroll, Kaiqin Lao and M Azim Surani

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:9

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  6. Delimiting distinct chromatin domains is essential for temporal and spatial regulation of gene expression. Within the X-inactivation centre region (Xic), the Xist locus, which triggers X-inactivation, is juxtapos...

    Authors: Pablo Navarro, Sophie Chantalat, Mario Foglio, Corinne Chureau, Sébastien Vigneau, Philippe Clerc, Philip Avner and Claire Rougeulle

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:8

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  7. DNA methylation is a major epigenetic modification important for regulating gene expression and suppressing spurious transcription. Most methods to scan the genome in different tissues for differentially methy...

    Authors: Cecilia De Bustos, Edward Ramos, Janet M Young, Robert K Tran, Uwe Menzel, Cordelia F Langford, Evan E Eichler, Li Hsu, Steve Henikoff, Jan P Dumanski and Barbara J Trask

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:7

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  8. Histone methylation is thought to be central to the epigenetic mechanisms that maintain and confine cellular identity in multi-cellular organisms. To examine epigenetic roles in cellular homeostasis, we condit...

    Authors: Stefan Glaser, Sandra Lubitz, Kate L Loveland, Kazu Ohbo, Lorraine Robb, Frieder Schwenk, Jost Seibler, Daniela Roellig, Andrea Kranz, Konstantinos Anastassiadis and A Francis Stewart

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  9. Genome-wide mappings of nucleosome occupancy in different species have shown presence of well-positioned nucleosomes. While the DNA sequences may help decide their locations, the observed positions in vivo are en...

    Authors: Vinesh Vinayachandran, Rama-Haritha Pusarla and Purnima Bhargava

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:4

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Epigenetics & Chromatin 2011 4:8

  10. DNA methylation plays a vital role in normal cellular function, with aberrant methylation signatures being implicated in a growing number of human pathologies and complex human traits. Methods based on the mod...

    Authors: Sophia J Docherty, Oliver SP Davis, Claire MA Haworth, Robert Plomin and Jonathan Mill

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:3

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is a physically devastating, genetically inherited disorder characterized by abnormal brain function that results in the progressive loss of the ability to coordinate movements. Th...

    Authors: Kenneth K Lee, Selene K Swanson, Laurence Florens, Michael P Washburn and Jerry L Workman

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:2

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  12. Position-effect variegation (PEV) is the stochastic transcriptional silencing of a gene positioned adjacent to heterochromatin. white-mottled X-chromosomal inversions in Drosophila are classic PEV models that sho...

    Authors: Maartje J Vogel, Ludo Pagie, Wendy Talhout, Marja Nieuwland, Ron M Kerkhoven and Bas van Steensel

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2009 2:1

    Content type: Research

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  13. Direct visualization of chromatin has the potential to provide important insights into epigenetic processes. In particular, atomic force microscopy (AFM) can visualize single nucleosomes under physiological io...

    Authors: Hongda Wang, Yamini Dalal, Steven Henikoff and Stuart Lindsay

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2008 1:10

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. The integrity of the genome is continuously challenged by both endogenous and exogenous DNA damaging agents. These damaging agents can induce a wide variety of lesions in the DNA, such as double strand breaks,...

    Authors: Christoffel Dinant, Adriaan B Houtsmuller and Wim Vermeulen

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2008 1:9

    Content type: Review

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  15. In mammals the parental genomes are epigenetically reprogrammed after fertilization. This reprogramming includes a rapid demethylation of the paternal (sperm-derived) chromosomes prior to DNA replication in zy...

    Authors: Konstantin Lepikhov, Valeri Zakhartchenko, Ru Hao, Feikun Yang, Christine Wrenzycki, Heiner Niemann, Eckhard Wolf and Joern Walter

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2008 1:8

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  16. Methylation-sensitive high resolution melting (MS-HRM) methodology is able to recognise heterogeneously methylated sequences by their characteristic melting profiles. To further analyse heterogeneously methyla...

    Authors: Ida LM Candiloro, Thomas Mikeska, Peter Hokland and Alexander Dobrovic

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2008 1:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  17. Cellular senescence is a state reached by normal mammalian cells after a finite number of cell divisions and is characterized by morphological and physiological changes including terminal cell-cycle arrest. Th...

    Authors: Asako J Nakamura, Y Jeffrey Chiang, Karen S Hathcock, Izumi Horikawa, Olga A Sedelnikova, Richard J Hodes and William M Bonner

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2008 1:6

    Content type: Research

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  18. Silencing of genes inserted near telomeres provides a model to investigate the function of heterochromatin. We initiated a study of telomeric silencing in Neurospora crassa, a fungus that sports DNA methylation, ...

    Authors: Kristina M Smith, Gregory O Kothe, Cindy B Matsen, Tamir K Khlafallah, Keyur K Adhvaryu, Melissa Hemphill, Michael Freitag, Mohammad R Motamedi and Eric U Selker

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2008 1:5

    Content type: Research

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  19. Telomeres cap chromosome ends and protect the genome. We studied individual telomeres in live human cancer cells. In capturing telomere motions using quantitative imaging to acquire complete high-resolution th...

    Authors: Xueying Wang, Zvi Kam, Peter M Carlton, Lifeng Xu, John W Sedat and Elizabeth H Blackburn

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2008 1:4

    Content type: Research

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  20. In this study we exploit the unique genome organization of ciliates to characterize the biological function of histone modification patterns and chromatin plasticity for the processing of specific DNA sequence...

    Authors: Jan Postberg, Katharina Heyse, Marion Cremer, Thomas Cremer and Hans J Lipps

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2008 1:3

    Content type: Research

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  21. X chromosome inactivation is the mechanism used in mammals to achieve dosage compensation of X-linked genes in XX females relative to XY males. Chromosome silencing is triggered in cis by expression of the non-co...

    Authors: Tatyana B Nesterova, Bilyana C Popova, Bradley S Cobb, Sara Norton, Claire E Senner, Y Amy Tang, Thomas Spruce, Tristan A Rodriguez, Takashi Sado, Matthias Merkenschlager and Neil Brockdorff

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2008 1:2

    Content type: Research

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