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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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    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

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    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

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

  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Research

    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

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Research

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Research

    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

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Research

    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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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

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  16. Content type: Research

    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

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  17. Content type: Research

    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

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  18. Content type: Research

    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

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  19. Content type: Research

    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

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  20. Content type: Research

    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

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  21. Content type: Research

    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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  22. Content type: Research

    The KZFP/KAP1 (KRAB zinc finger proteins/KRAB-associated protein 1) system plays a central role in repressing transposable elements (TEs) and maintaining parent-of-origin DNA methylation at imprinting control ...

    Authors: Andrea Coluccio, Gabriela Ecco, Julien Duc, Sandra Offner, Priscilla Turelli and Didier Trono

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:7

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  23. Content type: Research

    DNA shape analysis has demonstrated the potential to reveal structure-based mechanisms of protein–DNA binding. However, information about the influence of chemical modification of DNA is limited. Cytosine meth...

    Authors: Satyanarayan Rao, Tsu-Pei Chiu, Judith F. Kribelbauer, Richard S. Mann, Harmen J. Bussemaker and Remo Rohs

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:6

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  24. Content type: Research

    The estrogen receptor (ER) is a ligand-dependant transcription factor expressed in many breast cancers and is the target of many endocrine-based cancer therapies. Genome-wide studies have shown that the ER bin...

    Authors: Bart Kolendowski, Haider Hassan, Milica Krstic, Majdina Isovic, Gobi Thillainadesan, Ann F. Chambers, Alan B. Tuck and Joseph Torchia

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:5

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  25. Content type: Methodology

    Protein posttranslational modifications (PTMs) occur broadly in the human proteome, and their biological outcome is often mediated indirectly by reader proteins that specifically bind to modified proteins and ...

    Authors: Agnieszka Anna Rawłuszko-Wieczorek, Franziska Knodel, Raluca Tamas, Arunkumar Dhayalan and Albert Jeltsch

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:4

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  26. Content type: Research

    It is well recognized that the interphase chromatin of higher eukaryotes folds into non-random configurations forming territories within the nucleus. Chromosome territories have biologically significant proper...

    Authors: Nicholas Allen Kinney, Igor V. Sharakhov and Alexey V. Onufriev

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:3

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  27. Content type: Methodology

    Histones organize DNA into chromatin through a variety of processes. Among them, a vast diversity of histone variants can be incorporated into chromatin and finely modulate its organization and functionality. ...

    Authors: Sara El Kennani, Annie Adrait, Olga Permiakova, Anne-Marie Hesse, Côme Ialy-Radio, Myriam Ferro, Virginie Brun, Julie Cocquet, Jérôme Govin and Delphine Pflieger

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:2

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  28. Content type: Research

    The timing of the first cell divisions may predict the developmental potential of an embryo, including its ability to establish pregnancy. Besides differences related to metabolism, stress, and survival, embr...

    Authors: Jessica Ispada, Camila Bruna de Lima, Marc-André Sirard, Patrícia Kubo Fontes, Marcelo Fábio Gouveia Nogueira, Kelly Annes and Marcella Pecora Milazzotto

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:1

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  29. Content type: Research

    The main chromatin unit, the nucleosome, can be modulated by the incorporation of histone variants that, in combination with posttranslational histones modifications, determine epigenetics properties of chroma...

    Authors: Viacheslav M. Morozov, Serena Giovinazzi and Alexander M. Ishov

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:63

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  30. Content type: Research

    SWI/SNF is a large heterogeneous multi-subunit chromatin remodeling complex. It consists of multiple sets of mutually exclusive components. Understanding how loss of one sibling of a mutually exclusive pair af...

    Authors: Jesse R. Raab, John S. Runge, Camarie C. Spear and Terry Magnuson

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:62

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  31. Content type: Methodology

    DNA methylation is a fundamental epigenetic modification that is involved in many biological systems such as differentiation and disease. We and others recently showed that some transcription factors (TFs) are...

    Authors: Takahiro Suzuki, Shiori Maeda, Erina Furuhata, Yuri Shimizu, Hajime Nishimura, Mami Kishima and Harukazu Suzuki

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:60

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  32. Content type: Research

    The role of epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation during vertebrate sexual development is far from being clear. Using the zebrafish model, we tested the effects of one of the most common DNA methylt...

    Authors: Laia Ribas, Konstantinos Vanezis, Marco Antonio Imués and Francesc Piferrer

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:59

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  33. Content type: Methodology

    TFIIS stimulates RNA cleavage by RNA polymerase II and promotes the resolution of backtracking events. TFIIS acts in the chromatin context, but its contribution to the chromatin landscape has not yet been inve...

    Authors: Gabriel Gutiérrez, Gonzalo Millán-Zambrano, Daniel A. Medina, Antonio Jordán-Pla, José E. Pérez-Ortín, Xenia Peñate and Sebastián Chávez

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:58

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  34. Content type: Research

    In eukaryotes, heterochromatin replicates late in S phase of the cell cycle and contains specific covalent modifications of histones. SuUR mutation found in Drosophila makes heterochromatin replicate earlier than...

    Authors: Olga V. Posukh, Daniil A. Maksimov, Petr P. Laktionov, Dmitry E. Koryakov and Stepan N. Belyakin

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:56

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  35. Content type: Research

    Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase isozyme L1 (UCHL1) is primarily expressed in neuronal cells and neuroendocrine cells and has been associated with various diseases, including many cancers. It is a multifunctiona...

    Authors: Aleksandar Ilic, Sumin Lu, Vikram Bhatia, Farhana Begum, Thomas Klonisch, Prasoon Agarwal, Wayne Xu and James R. Davie

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:54

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  36. Content type: Correction

    After the publication of this work [1], it was noticed that an initial was missing from the author name: Jeffrey Hayes. His name should be written as: Jeffrey J. Hayes.

    Authors: Hironao Wakabayashi, Christopher Tucker, Gabor Bethlendy, Anatoliy Kravets, Stephen L. Welle, Michael Bulger, Jeffrey J. Hayes and Elena Rustchenko

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:52

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    The original article was published in Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:49

  37. Content type: Research

    We have previously reported a novel O-GlcNAc modification at serine 40 (S40) of H2A (H2AS40Gc). S40-type H2A isoforms susceptible to O-GlcNAcylation are evolutionarily new and restricted to the viviparous animals...

    Authors: Koji Hayakawa, Mitsuko Hirosawa, Ruiko Tani, Chikako Yoneda, Satoshi Tanaka and Kunio Shiota

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:51

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  38. Content type: Research

    Macrophages are sentinel cells essential for tissue homeostasis and host defence. Owing to their plasticity, macrophages acquire a range of functional phenotypes in response to microenvironmental stimuli, of w...

    Authors: Elena Denisenko, Reto Guler, Musa M. Mhlanga, Harukazu Suzuki, Frank Brombacher and Sebastian Schmeier

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:50

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  39. Content type: Research

    The major human fungal pathogen Candida albicans possesses a diploid genome, but responds to growth in challenging environments by employing chromosome aneuploidy as an adaptation mechanism. For example, we have...

    Authors: Hironao Wakabayashi, Christopher Tucker, Gabor Bethlendy, Anatoliy Kravets, Stephen L. Welle, Michael Bulger, Jeffrey J. Hayes and Elena Rustchenko

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:49

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:52

  40. Content type: Research

    The distinct functional effects of the replication-dependent histone H2A isoforms have been demonstrated; however, the mechanistic basis of the non-redundancy remains unclear. Here, we have investigated the sp...

    Authors: Saikat Bhattacharya, Divya Reddy, Vinod Jani, Nikhil Gadewal, Sanket Shah, Raja Reddy, Kakoli Bose, Uddhavesh Sonavane, Rajendra Joshi and Sanjay Gupta

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:48

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Epigenetics & Chromatin 2018 11:67

  41. Content type: Review

    Epigenetics allows for the inheritance of information in cellular lineages during differentiation, independent of changes to the underlying genetic sequence. This raises the question of whether epigenetic mech...

    Authors: Michael A. Christopher, Stephanie M. Kyle and David J. Katz

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:47

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  42. Content type: Review

    It is widely accepted that the epigenome can act as the link between environmental cues, both external and internal, to the organism and phenotype by converting the environmental stimuli to phenotypic response...

    Authors: Vincenzo Cavalieri and Giovanni Spinelli

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:46

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  43. Content type: Methodology

    Histone post-translational modifications (PTMs) play central roles in chromatin-templated processes. Combinations of two or more histone PTMs form unique interfaces for readout and recruitment of chromatin int...

    Authors: Rebekka Mauser, Goran Kungulovski, Corinna Keup, Richard Reinhardt and Albert Jeltsch

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:45

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  44. Content type: Research

    Gene promoters in vertebrate genomes show distinct chromatin features such as stably positioned nucleosome array and DNA hypomethylation. The nucleosomes are known to have certain sequence preferences, and the...

    Authors: Ryohei Nakamura, Ayako Uno, Masahiko Kumagai, Shinichi Morishita and Hiroyuki Takeda

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:44

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  45. Content type: Research

    Maintenance of cell fate determination requires the Polycomb group for repression; the trithorax group for gene activation; and the enhancer of trithorax and Polycomb (ETP) group for both repression and activa...

    Authors: Taosui Li, Jacob W. Hodgson, Svetlana Petruk, Alexander Mazo and Hugh W. Brock

    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:43

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