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  1. The parthenogenetic marbled crayfish (Procambarus virginalis) is a novel species that has rapidly invaded and colonized various different habitats. Adaptation to different environments appears to be independent o...

    Authors: Fanny Gatzmann, Cassandra Falckenhayn, Julian Gutekunst, Katharina Hanna, Günter Raddatz, Vitor Coutinho Carneiro and Frank Lyko
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:57
  2. G9a and the related enzyme GLP were originally identified as histone lysine methyltransferases and then shown to also methylate several other non-histone proteins.

    Authors: Takeshi Tsusaka, Masaki Kikuchi, Tadahiro Shimazu, Takehiro Suzuki, Yoshihiro Sohtome, Mai Akakabe, Mikiko Sodeoka, Naoshi Dohmae, Takashi Umehara and Yoichi Shinkai
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:56
  3. Genomic imprinting leads to maternal expression of IGF2R in both mouse and opossum. In mouse, the antisense long noncoding (lnc) RNA Airn, which is paternally expressed from the differentially methylated region (...

    Authors: Shunsuke Suzuki, Geoffrey Shaw and Marilyn B. Renfree
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:55
  4. DNA methylation arrays are widely used in epigenome-wide association studies and methylation quantitative trait locus (mQTL) studies. Here, we performed the first genome-wide analysis of monozygotic (MZ) twin ...

    Authors: Jenny van Dongen, Erik A. Ehli, Rick Jansen, Catharina E. M. van Beijsterveldt, Gonneke Willemsen, Jouke J. Hottenga, Noah A. Kallsen, Shanna A. Peyton, Charles E. Breeze, Cornelis Kluft, Bastiaan T. Heijmans, Meike Bartels, Gareth E. Davies and Dorret I. Boomsma
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:54
  5. Contact domains of chromatin serve as a fundamental unit to regulate action of enhancers for target genes. Looping between a pair of CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF)-binding sites in convergent orientations underli...

    Authors: Taro Tsujimura, Osamu Takase, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Etsuko Sano, Matsuhiko Hayashi, Tsuyoshi Takato, Atsushi Toyoda, Hideyuki Okano and Keiichi Hishikawa
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:51
  6. There are multiple copies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) present in each cell type, and they are strictly regulated in a cell-specific manner by a group of nuclear-encoded mtDNA-specific replication factors. Thi...

    Authors: Xin Sun and Justin C. St John
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:53
  7. Compensatory liver hyperplasia—or regeneration—induced by two-thirds partial hepatectomy (PH) permits the study of synchronized activation of mammalian gene expression, particularly in relation to cell prolife...

    Authors: Leonor Rib, Dominic Villeneuve, Shilpi Minocha, Viviane Praz, Nouria Hernandez, Nicolas Guex and Winship Herr
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:52
  8. The long noncoding RNA Xist is critical for initiation and establishment of X-chromosome inactivation during embryogenesis in mammals, but it is unclear whether its continued expression is required for maintai...

    Authors: Robin L. Adrianse, Kaleb Smith, Tonibelle Gatbonton-Schwager, Smitha P. Sripathy, Uyen Lao, Eric J. Foss, Ruben G. Boers, Joachim B. Boers, Joost Gribnau and Antonio Bedalov
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:50
  9. Our appreciation of the critical role of the genome’s 3D organization in gene regulation is steadily increasing. Recent 3C-based deep sequencing techniques elucidated a hierarchy of structures that underlie th...

    Authors: Idan Nurick, Ron Shamir and Ran Elkon
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:49
  10. The silkworm, Bombyx mori, a typical representative of metamorphic insects, is of great agricultural and economic importance. The steroid hormone ecdysone (20-hydroxyecdysone, 20E) is the central regulator of ins...

    Authors: Dong Cheng, Tingcai Cheng, Xi Yang, Quan Zhang, Jianfeng Fu, Tieshan Feng, Jiao Gong and Qingyou Xia
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:48
  11. Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 1 (FSHD1) has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance and primarily affects skeletal muscle. The genetic cause of FSHD1 is contraction of the D4Z4 macrosatellite arr...

    Authors: Premi Haynes, Karol Bomsztyk and Daniel G. Miller
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:47
  12. Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), a ring-shaped homotrimer complex, promotes DNA replication via binding to DNA polymerase. Trimerized PCNA is critical for DNA replication. Enhancer of zeste homologue...

    Authors: Peng A, Xinyi Xu, Chenglin Wang, Jing Yang, Shida Wang, Jiewen Dai and Ling Ye
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:44
  13. Linker histones establish and maintain higher-order chromatin structure. Eleven linker histone subtypes have been reported in mammals. HILS1 is a spermatid-specific linker histone, and its expression overlaps ...

    Authors: Laxmi Narayan Mishra, Vasantha Shalini, Nikhil Gupta, Krittika Ghosh, Neeraj Suthar, Utsa Bhaduri and M. R. Satyanarayana Rao
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:43
  14. Epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) based on human brain samples allow a deep and direct understanding of epigenetic dysregulation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, strong variation of cell-type prop...

    Authors: Gilles Gasparoni, Sebastian Bultmann, Pavlo Lutsik, Theo F. J. Kraus, Sabrina Sordon, Julia Vlcek, Vanessa Dietinger, Martina Steinmaurer, Melanie Haider, Christopher B. Mulholland, Thomas Arzberger, Sigrun Roeber, Matthias Riemenschneider, Hans A. Kretzschmar, Armin Giese, Heinrich Leonhardt…
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:41
  15. Telomeric small RNAs related to PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) have been described in various eukaryotes; however, their role in germline-specific telomere function remains poorly understood. Using a Drosophila m...

    Authors: Elizaveta Radion, Valeriya Morgunova, Sergei Ryazansky, Natalia Akulenko, Sergey Lavrov, Yuri Abramov, Pavel A. Komarov, Sergey I. Glukhov, Ivan Olovnikov and Alla Kalmykova
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:40
  16. The ability to accurately and efficiently measure DNA methylation is critical to advance the understanding of this epigenetic mechanism and its contribution to common diseases. Here, we present a highly accura...

    Authors: Simone Roeh, Tobias Wiechmann, Susann Sauer, Maik Ködel, Elisabeth B. Binder and Nadine Provençal
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:39
  17. Unfortunately, the original version of this article contained a typographical error in one of the author names. The name of the author Alexey Pindyurin was incorrectly spelt as Alexey Pinduyrin. The correct sp...

    Authors: Marco La Fortezza, Giovanna Grigolon, Andrea Cosolo, Alexey Pindyurin, Laura Breimann, Helmut Blum, Bas van Steensel and Anne-Kathrin Classen
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:38

    The original article was published in Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:27

  18. DNA methylation is one of the main epigenetic mechanisms for the regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes. In the standard model, methylation in gene promoters has received the most attention since it is ge...

    Authors: Dafni Anastasiadi, Anna Esteve-Codina and Francesc Piferrer
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:37
  19. Genomic imprinting is governed by allele-specific DNA methylation at imprinting control regions (ICRs), and the mechanism controlling its differential methylation establishment during gametogenesis has been a ...

    Authors: Hitomi Matsuzaki, Eiichi Okamura, Daichi Kuramochi, Aki Ushiki, Katsuhiko Hirakawa, Akiyoshi Fukamizu and Keiji Tanimoto
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:36
  20. The concept of pioneer transcription factors is emerging as an essential part of the epigenetic regulation, taking place during cell development and differentiation. However, the precise molecular mechanism un...

    Authors: Bettina M. Fuglerud, Marit Ledsaak, Marie Rogne, Ragnhild Eskeland and Odd S. Gabrielsen
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:35
  21. In hepatocyte nuclei, hepatitis B virus (HBV) genomes occur episomally as covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA). The HBV X protein (HBx) is required to initiate and maintain HBV replication. The functional n...

    Authors: Kai O. Hensel, Franziska Cantner, Felix Bangert, Stefan Wirth and Jan Postberg
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:34
  22. The lysine-specific histone demethylase 1A (KDM1A) was the first demethylase to challenge the concept of the irreversible nature of methylation marks. KDM1A, containing a flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD)-depe...

    Authors: Tayaba Ismail, Hyun-Kyung Lee, Chowon Kim, Taejoon Kwon, Tae Joo Park and Hyun-Shik Lee
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:33
  23. Accurate regulation of tissue- and stage-specific expression of genes is prerequisite for normal development in organisms. DNA methylation plays an important role in modulating gene expression in mammals and p...

    Authors: Guanfeng Xu, Jie Zhang, Hao Lyu, Qisheng Song, Qili Feng, Hui Xiang and Sichun Zheng
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:32
  24. During sexual reproduction in the unicellular ciliate Stylonychia somatic macronuclei differentiate from germline micronuclei. Thereby, programmed sequence reduction takes place, leading to the elimination of > 9...

    Authors: Jan Postberg, Franziska Jönsson, Patrick Philipp Weil, Aneta Bulic, Stefan Andreas Juranek and Hans-Joachim Lipps
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:31
  25. The reported antitumor activity of the BET family bromodomain inhibitors has prompted the development of inhibitors against other bromodomains. However, the human genome encodes more than 60 different bromodom...

    Authors: Veronica Garcia-Carpizo, Sergio Ruiz-Llorente, Jacinto Sarmentero, Osvaldo Graña-Castro, David G. Pisano and Maria J. Barrero
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:30
  26. The dynamics of histone post-translational modifications (PTMs) are sparsely described, especially in their true physiological context of proteoforms (single histone molecules harboring combinations of PTMs).

    Authors: Tao Wang, Matthew V. Holt and Nicolas L. Young
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:29
  27. Zrsr1 is a paternally expressed imprinted gene located in the first intron of Commd1, and the Zrsr1 promoter resides in a differentially methylated region (DMR) that is maternally methylated in the oocyte. Howeve...

    Authors: Keiichiro Joh, Fumikazu Matsuhisa, Shuji Kitajima, Kenichi Nishioka, Ken Higashimoto, Hitomi Yatsuki, Tomohiro Kono, Haruhiko Koseki and Hidenobu Soejima
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:28
  28. Tracking dynamic protein–chromatin interactions in vivo is key to unravel transcriptional and epigenetic transitions in development and disease. However, limited availability and heterogeneous tissue compositi...

    Authors: Marco La Fortezza, Giovanna Grigolon, Andrea Cosolo, Alexey Pindyurin, Laura Breimann, Helmut Blum, Bas van Steensel and Anne-Kathrin Classen
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:27

    The Correction to this article has been published in Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:38

  29. Heat-shock molecular chaperone proteins (Hsps) promote the loading of small interfering RNA (siRNA) onto RNA interference (RNAi) effector complexes. While the RNAi process is coupled with heterochromatin assem...

    Authors: Kosuke Okazaki, Hiroaki Kato, Tetsushi Iida, Kaori Shinmyozu, Jun-ichi Nakayama, Yota Murakami and Takeshi Urano
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:26
  30. The well-established association of chronological age with changes in DNA methylation is primarily founded on the analysis of large sets of blood samples, while conclusions regarding tissue-specificity are typ...

    Authors: Roderick C. Slieker, Caroline L. Relton, Tom R. Gaunt, P. Eline Slagboom and Bastiaan T. Heijmans
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:25
  31. Comprehensive genome-wide DNA methylation profiling is critical to gain insights into epigenetic reprogramming during development and disease processes. Among the different genome-wide DNA methylation technolo...

    Authors: Shalima S. Nair, Phuc-Loi Luu, Wenjia Qu, Madhavi Maddugoda, Lily Huschtscha, Roger Reddel, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Martina Toso, James G. Kench, Lisa G. Horvath, Vanessa M. Hayes, Phillip D. Stricker, Timothy P. Hughes, Deborah L. White, John E. J. Rasko, Justin J.-L. Wong…
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:24
  32. MMP-9 plays a direct role in the activation of pro-osteoclastogenic genes by cleaving histone H3N-terminal tail (H3NT) and altering chromatin architecture. Although H3 acetylation at K18 has been shown to stim...

    Authors: Kyunghwan Kim, Yonghwan Shin, Jinman Kim, Tobias S. Ulmer and Woojin An
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:23
  33. Enhancers and promoters are cis-acting regulatory elements associated with lineage-specific gene expression. Previous studies showed that different categories of active regulatory elements are in regions of op...

    Authors: Elisabeth F. Heuston, Cheryl A. Keller, Jens Lichtenberg, Belinda Giardine, Stacie M. Anderson, Ross C. Hardison and David M. Bodine
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:22
  34. DNA methylation in CpG context is fundamental to the epigenetic regulation of gene expression in higher eukaryotes. Changes in methylation patterns are implicated in many diseases, cellular differentiation, im...

    Authors: Thadeous J. Kacmarczyk, Mame P. Fall, Xihui Zhang, Yuan Xin, Yushan Li, Alicia Alonso and Doron Betel
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:21
  35. The existing reports about intergenerational or transgenerational effects of intrauterine hyperglycemia have included both intrauterine and postnatal metabolic exposure factors, while the impact of intrauterin...

    Authors: Jun Ren, Yi Cheng, Zhen-Hua Ming, Xin-Yan Dong, Yu-Zhong Zhou, Guo-Lian Ding, Hai-Yan Pang, Tanzil Ur Rahman, Rubab Akbar, He-Feng Huang and Jian-Zhong Sheng
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:20
  36. Anti-Silencing Factor 1 (ASF1) is a conserved H3–H4 histone chaperone involved in both Replication-Coupled and Replication-Independent (RI) nucleosome assembly pathways. At DNA replication forks, ASF1 plays an...

    Authors: Béatrice Horard, Laure Sapey-Triomphe, Emilie Bonnefoy and Benjamin Loppin
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:19
  37. Heterochromatin, which is formed when tri-methyl lysine 9 of histone H3 (H3K9me3) is bound by heterochromatin 1 proteins (HP1s), plays an important role in differentiation and senescence by silencing cell cycl...

    Authors: Kyohei Oyama, Danny El-Nachef, Chen Fang, Hidemi Kajimoto, Jeremy P. Brown, Prim B. Singh and W. Robb MacLellan
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:18
  38. The centromere is the specialized chromatin region that directs chromosome segregation. The kinetochore assembles on the centromere, attaching chromosomes to microtubules in mitosis. The centromere position is...

    Authors: Jing Zhu, Kevin Chi Lok Cheng and Karen Wing Yee Yuen
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:16
  39. Meiosis is a specialized germ cell cycle that generates haploid gametes. In the initial stage of meiosis, meiotic prophase I (MPI), homologous chromosomes pair and recombine. Extensive changes in chromatin in ...

    Authors: Valeriya Gaysinskaya, Brendan F. Miller, Chiara De Luca, Godfried W. van der Heijden, Kasper D. Hansen and Alex Bortvin
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:15
  40. During Drosophila spermatogenesis, testis-specific meiotic arrest complex (tMAC) and testis-specific TBP-associated factors (tTAF) contribute to activation of hundreds of genes required for meiosis and spermio...

    Authors: Petr P. Laktionov, Daniil A. Maksimov, Stanislav E. Romanov, Polina A. Antoshina, Olga V. Posukh, Helen White-Cooper, Dmitry E. Koryakov and Stepan N. Belyakin
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:14
  41. Eukaryotic transcription is regulated through two complexes, the general transcription factor IID (TFIID) and the coactivator Spt–Ada–Gcn5 acetyltransferase (SAGA). Recent findings confirm that both TFIID and ...

    Authors: Varinia García-Molinero, José García-Martínez, Rohit Reja, Pedro Furió-Tarí, Oreto Antúnez, Vinesh Vinayachandran, Ana Conesa, B. Franklin Pugh, José E. Pérez-Ortín and Susana Rodríguez-Navarro
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:13
  42. DNA methylation plays a vital role in the cell, but loss-of-function mutations of the maintenance methyltransferase DNMT1 in normal human cells are lethal, precluding target identification, and existing hypomorph...

    Authors: Karla M. O’Neill, Rachelle E. Irwin, Sarah-Jayne Mackin, Sara-Jayne Thursby, Avinash Thakur, Ciske Bertens, Laura Masala, Jayne E. P. Loughery, Darragh G. McArt and Colum P. Walsh
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:12
  43. Controlled modulation of nucleosomal DNA accessibility via post-translational modifications (PTM) is a critical component to many cellular functions. Charge-altering PTMs in the globular histone core—including...

    Authors: Andrew T. Fenley, Ramu Anandakrishnan, Yared H. Kidane and Alexey V. Onufriev
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:11
  44. The chromatin remodelers of the SWI/SNF family are critical transcriptional regulators. Recognition of lysine acetylation through a bromodomain (BRD) component is key to SWI/SNF function; in most eukaryotes, t...

    Authors: Alejandro Saettone, Jyoti Garg, Jean-Philippe Lambert, Syed Nabeel-Shah, Marcelo Ponce, Alyson Burtch, Cristina Thuppu Mudalige, Anne-Claude Gingras, Ronald E. Pearlman and Jeffrey Fillingham
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:10
  45. It has been reported that USP7 (ubiquitin-specific protease 7) prevents ubiquitylation and degradation of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) by direct binding of USP7 to the glycine-lysine (GK) repeats that join ...

    Authors: Olya Yarychkivska, Omid Tavana, Wei Gu and Timothy H. Bestor
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:9
  46. Environmental toxicants such as DDT have been shown to induce the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease (e.g., obesity) through the germline. The current study was designed to investigate the DDT...

    Authors: Michael K. Skinner, Millissia Ben Maamar, Ingrid Sadler-Riggleman, Daniel Beck, Eric Nilsson, Margaux McBirney, Rachel Klukovich, Yeming Xie, Chong Tang and Wei Yan
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:8

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