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)

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 726901
  • - Review Article

The Role of RNA Polymerase II Elongation Control in HIV-1 Gene Expression, Replication, and Latency

Kyle A. Nilson | David H. Price
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 206290
  • - Review Article

The Transition of Poised RNA Polymerase II to an Actively Elongating State Is a “Complex” Affair

Marie N. Yearling | Catherine A. Radebaugh | Laurie A. Stargell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 572689
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study of Cyanobacterial and E. coli RNA Polymerases: Misincorporation, Abortive Transcription, and Dependence on Divalent Cations

Masahiko Imashimizu | Kan Tanaka | Nobuo Shimamoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 652461
  • - Review Article

Transcriptional Elongation and mRNA Export Are Coregulated Processes

Maria Micaela Molina-Navarro | Celia Pilar Martinez-Jimenez | Susana Rodriguez-Navarro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 970968
  • - Review Article

Control of V(D)J Recombination through Transcriptional Elongation and Changes in Locus Chromatin Structure and Nuclear Organization

Beatriz del Blanco | Vanina García | ... | Cristina Hernández-Munain
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 309865
  • - Review Article

RNA Polymerase II Elongation at the Crossroads of Transcription and Alternative Splicing

Manuel de la Mata | Manuel J. Muñoz | ... | Alberto R. Kornblihtt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 326286
  • - Review Article

Elongating under Stress

Eulàlia de Nadal | Francesc Posas

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