Genetics Research International

Gene Control during Transcription Elongation


Publishing date
15 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2011

1Departamento de Genética, Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain

2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA

3Laboratoire de Genetique Moleculaire, Academie Universitaire Louvain, Namur, Belgium

4Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina “López-Neyra”, CSIC, Granada, Spain


Gene Control during Transcription Elongation

Description

Regulation of transcription is the most common form of gene control, from bacteria to higher eukaryotes. Most of the initial efforts to study transcriptional control were focused on the preinitiation steps. However, recent evidence has demonstrated the importance of transcription elongation as the critical target of many regulatory signals. RNA polymerase II pausing or arrest is involved in a wide set of biological phenomena including response to environmental signals, development, and differentiation. In addition, covalent modification of RNA polymerase, in response to regulatory stimuli, influences the fate of mRNA by affecting cell processes that are mechanistically linked to transcription elongation.

We invite authors to submit original research articles as well as review articles exploring the different aspects of gene control during transcription elongation. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Poised RNA polymerases in development and differentiation
  • Role of RNA polymerases in gene silencing
  • Transcription elongation of stress-responsive genes
  • Gene-specific elongation factors
  • Phosphorylation and other covalent modifications of the RNA polymerase II CTD
  • Role of chromatin in the regulation of transcription elongation
  • Cross talk between transcription elongation and posttranscriptional control (splicing, export, and translation)

Articles published in this special issue will not be subject to the journal's Article Processing Charges.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/gri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 758384
  • - Editorial

Gene Control during Transcription Elongation

Sebastián Chávez | David S. Gross | ... | Carlos Suñé
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 347214
  • - Review Article

Emerging Views on the CTD Code

David W. Zhang | Juan B. Rodríguez-Molina | ... | Aseem Z. Ansari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 170173
  • - Review Article

Control of Transcriptional Elongation by RNA Polymerase II: A Retrospective

Kris Brannan | David L. Bentley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 276948
  • - Review Article

Regulation of Ribosomal RNA Production by RNA Polymerase I: Does Elongation Come First?

Benjamin Albert | Jorge Perez-Fernandez | ... | Olivier Gadal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 653494
  • - Review Article

Cryptic Transcription and Early Termination in the Control of Gene Expression

Jessie Colin | Domenico Libri | Odil Porrua
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 626081
  • - Review Article

Spatial Organization and Dynamics of Transcription Elongation and Pre-mRNA Processing in Live Cells

Miguel Sánchez-Álvarez | Noemí Sánchez-Hernández | Carlos Suñé
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 989303
  • - Review Article

Genomic Insights into the Different Layers of Gene Regulation in Yeast

José E. Pérez-Ortín | Daniel A. Medina | Antonio Jordán-Pla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 707641
  • - Review Article

The Roles of the Paf1 Complex and Associated Histone Modifications in Regulating Gene Expression

Elia M. Crisucci | Karen M. Arndt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 625210
  • - Review Article

Histone Chaperones Spt6 and FACT: Similarities and Differences in Modes of Action at Transcribed Genes

Andrea A. Duina
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 623718
  • - Review Article

Updating the CTD Story: From Tail to Epic

Bartlomiej Bartkowiak | April L. MacKellar | Arno L. Greenleaf

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