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  • Frade, João; Nakagawa, Shoma; Cortes, Paola; Di Vicino, Umberto; Romo Saladrigas, Neus, 1982-; Lluis Viñas, Frederic; Cosma, Maria Pia, 1970- (American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2019)
    Cells with high ploidy content are common in mammalian extraembryonic and adult tissues. Cell-to-cell fusion generates polyploid cells during mammalian development and tissue regeneration. However, whether increased ploidy ...
  • Delgado Blanco, Javier; Radusky, Leandro; Cianferoni, Damiano; Serrano Pubull, Luis, 1982- (National Academy of Sciences, 2019)
    RNA-protein interactions are crucial for such key biological processes as regulation of transcription, splicing, translation, and gene silencing, among many others. Knowing where an RNA molecule interacts with a target ...
  • Serrat Farran, Xènia, 1993-; Kukhtar, Dmytro; Cornes Maragliano, Eric, 1987-; Esteve-Codina, Anna; Benlloch, Helena; Cecere, Germano; Cerón Madrigal, Julián (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2019)
    SF3B1 is the most frequently mutated splicing factor in cancer. Mutations in SF3B1 likely confer clonal advantages to cancer cells but they may also confer vulnerabilities that can be therapeutically targeted. SF3B1 cancer ...
  • Stobbe, Miranda D.; Thun, Gian Andri; Diéguez Docampo, Andrea; Oliva, Meritxell; Whalley, Justin P.; Raineri, Emanuele; Gut, Ivo Glynne (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2019)
    The sheer size of the human genome makes it improbable that identical somatic mutations at the exact same position are observed in multiple tumours solely by chance. The scarcity of cancer driver mutations also precludes ...
  • López Escardó, David, 1988-; Grau Bové, Xavier; Guillaumet-Adkins, Amy; Gut, Marta; Sieracki, Michael E.; Ruiz Trillo, Iñaki (Royal Society, 2019)
    Understanding the origins of animal multicellularity is a fundamental biological question. Recent genome data have unravelled the role that co-option of pre-existing genes played in the origin of animals. However, there ...
  • Ogara, Maria F.; Rodríguez Seguí, Santiago A.; Marini, Melisa; Silvina Nacht, Ana; Stortz, Martin; Levi, Valeria; Presman, Diego M.; Vicent, Guillermo Pablo; Pecci, Adali (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    The glucocorticoid and progesterone receptors (GR and PR) are closely related members of the steroid receptor family. Despite sharing similar structural and functional characteristics; the cognate hormones display very ...
  • Otterstrom, Jason; Castells García, Àlvaro, 1991-; Vicario, Chiara; Gómez García, Pablo; Cosma, Maria Pia, 1970-; Lakadamyali, Melike (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    Chromatin organization is crucial for regulating gene expression. Previously, we showed that nucleosomes form groups, termed clutches. Clutch size correlated with the pluripotency grade of mouse embryonic stem cells and ...
  • Bolognesi, Benedetta; Faure, Andre J.; Seuma, Mireia; Schmiedel, Jörn M.; Tartaglia, Gian Gaetano; Lehner, Ben, 1978- (Nature Research, 2019)
    Insoluble protein aggregates are the hallmarks of many neurodegenerative diseases. For example, aggregates of TDP-43 occur in nearly all cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, whether aggregates cause ...
  • Chammas, Paul, 1992-; Mocavini, Ivano; Di Croce, Luciano (Nature Research, 2020)
    Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is a key epigenetic multiprotein complex involved in the regulation of gene expression in metazoans. PRC2 is formed by a tetrameric core that endows the complex with histone methyltransferase ...
  • Blanco, Enrique; González Ramírez, Mar; Alcaine Colet, Anna, 1992-; Aranda Aragón, Sergio; Di Croce, Luciano (Elsevier, 2020)
    An intricate molecular machinery is at the core of gene expression regulation in every cell. During the initial stages of organismal development, the coordinated activation of diverse transcriptional programs is crucial ...
  • Lucic, Bojana; Chen, Heng-Chang; Kuzman, Maja; Zorita, Eduard; Wegner, Julia; Minneker, Vera; Wang, Wei; Fronza, Raffaele; Laufs, Stefanie; Schmidt, Manfred; Stadhouders, Ralph; Roukos, Vassilis; Vlahovicek, Kristian; Filion, Guillaume; Lusic, Marina (Nature Research, 2019)
    HIV-1 recurrently targets active genes and integrates in the proximity of the nuclear pore compartment in CD4+ T cells. However, the genomic features of these genes and the relevance of their transcriptional activity for ...
  • Ku, Chuan; Sebé-Pedrós, Arnau (Royal Society, 2019)
    Understanding the diversity and evolution of eukaryotic microorganisms remains one of the major challenges of modern biology. In recent years, we have advanced in the discovery and phylogenetic placement of new eukaryotic ...
  • de Mendoza, Alex; Sebé-Pedrós, Arnau (Elsevier, 2019)
    Transcription factors (TFs) have a central role in genome regulation directing gene transcription through binding specific DNA sequences. Eukaryotic genomes encode a large diversity of TF classes, each defined by unique ...
  • Ivancevich, Juan Carlos; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Bousquet, Jean (Colegio Mexicano de Inmunología Clínica y Alergia, A.C., 2019)
    El impacto sanitario y económico de las enfermedades alérgicas está aumentando rápidamente y se necesitan cambios en las estrategias para su manejo. Su influencia reduce al menos en un tercio la capacidad de desempeño ...
  • Liu, Huanle; Begik, Oguzhan; Lucas, Morghan C.; Ramirez, Jose Miguel; Mason, Christopher E.; Wiener, David; Schwartz, Schraga; Mattick, John S.; Smith, Martin A.; Novoa, Eva Maria (Nature Research, 2019)
    The epitranscriptomics field has undergone an enormous expansion in the last few years; however, a major limitation is the lack of generic methods to map RNA modifications transcriptome-wide. Here, we show that using direct ...
  • Pedone, Elisa, 1985-; Postiglione, Lorena; Aulicino, Francesco, 1987-; Rocca, Dan L.; Montes Olivas, Sandra; Khazim, Mahmoud; di Bernardo, Diego; Cosma, Maria Pia, 1970-; Marucci, Lucia (Nature Research, 2019)
    Cellular systems have evolved numerous mechanisms to adapt to environmental stimuli, underpinned by dynamic patterns of gene expression. In addition to gene transcription regulation, modulation of protein levels, dynamics ...
  • Casas, Ana I.; Hassan, Ahmed; Larsen, Simon J.; Gomez-Rangel, Vanessa; Elbatreek, Mahmoud; Kleikers, Pamela W. M.; Guney, Emre; Egea, Javier; López, Manuela G.; Baumbach, Jan; Schmidt, Harald H.H.W. (National Academy of Sciences, 2019)
    Drug discovery faces an efficacy crisis to which ineffective mainly single-target and symptom-based rather than mechanistic approaches have contributed. We here explore a mechanism-based disease definition for network ...
  • Glover, Natasha; Dessimoz, Christophe; Ebersberger, Ingo; Forslund, Sofia K.; Gabaldón Estevan, Juan Antonio, 1973-; Huerta Cepas, Jaime; Martin, Maria-Jesus; Muffato, Matthieu; Patricio, Mateus; Pereira, Cecile; Sousa da Silva, Alan; Wang, Yan-Dong; Sonnhammer, Erik; Thomas, Paul D. (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    Gene families evolve by the processes of speciation (creating orthologs), gene duplication (paralogs), and horizontal gene transfer (xenologs), in addition to sequence divergence and gene loss. Orthologs in particular play ...
  • Saus Martínez, Ester; Iraola Guzman, Susana; Willis, Jesse R.; Brunet-Vega, Anna; Gabaldón Estevan, Juan Antonio, 1973- (Elsevier, 2019)
    The gastrointestinal tract harbors most of the microbiota associated with humans. In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in assessing the relationships between the gut microbiota and several gut alterations, ...
  • Fa-Binefa, Manel; Clarà Velasco, Alberto; Pérez-Fernández, Silvia; Grau Magaña, Maria; Dégano, Irene R.; Martí-Lluch, Ruth; Ramos, Rafel; Marrugat de la Iglesia, Jaume; Elosua Llanos, Roberto (Elsevier, 2019)
    Early smoking onset age (SOA) is a public health concern with scant empirical evidence of its role in health outcomes. The study had two aims: i) to assess whether an early SOA was associated with the risk of fatal and ...

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