Special Issue "Gene Silencing"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2013)
Dr. Célia Baroux
Institute of Plant Biology, Basel-Zürich Plant Science Center, University of Zürich, Zollikerstr. 107, CH-8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: epigenetics; cytogenetics; chromatin dynamics; plant development
The development of multicellular organisms and the operation of complex cellular function requires not only perfect orchestration of gene expression but also a precise spatial and temporal control of gene silencing. Gene silencing mechanisms are diverse and exquisitely refined. These mechanisms operate at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels, or during meiosis; they use a variety of cellular components such as cis-DNA elements, chromatin modifications, small and non-coding RNAs and specific protein factors responsible for the initiation, operation and readout of silencing.
Common scenarios of gene silencing are found in plants, insects, worms and mammals. Yet each organism reveal specific adaptations and regulations. Those are important to elucidate, not only for philosophical purposes (with the meaning of studying and understanding general and fundamental problems) but also for medical or biotechnological applications.
This Special issue of "Genes" welcomes reviews and original papers covering recent research in gene silencing at the mechanistic and regulation levels in different organisms, but also research bridging gene silencing and cellular function, development or biotechnological applications.
Dr. Célia Baroux
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- gene silencing
- genomic Imprinting
- transposon silencing
- transgene silencing
- position effect
- RNA-directed DNA methylation
- RNA interference
- nonsense mediated decay
- meiotic silencing of unpaired DNA
Genes 2013, 4(4), 620-645; doi:10.3390/genes4040620
Received: 17 May 2013; in revised form: 14 August 2013 / Accepted: 8 October 2013 / Published: 7 November 2013| PDF Full-text (613 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Genes 2013, 4(4), 583-595; doi:10.3390/genes4040583
Received: 21 May 2013; in revised form: 11 October 2013 / Accepted: 17 October 2013 / Published: 25 October 2013| PDF Full-text (181 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Genes 2013, 4(3), 457-484; doi:10.3390/genes4030457
Received: 20 May 2013; in revised form: 11 July 2013 / Accepted: 13 August 2013 / Published: 10 September 2013| PDF Full-text (942 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Genes 2013, 4(3), 435-456; doi:10.3390/genes4030435
Received: 15 May 2013; in revised form: 17 August 2013 / Accepted: 22 August 2013 / Published: 5 September 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (576 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Genes 2013, 4(3), 358-374; doi:10.3390/genes4030358
Received: 14 May 2013; in revised form: 2 July 2013 / Accepted: 11 July 2013 / Published: 19 July 2013| PDF Full-text (1396 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Communication: RNAi-Mediated Gene Silencing in a Gonad Organ Culture to Study Sex Determination Mechanisms in Sea Turtle
Genes 2013, 4(2), 293-305; doi:10.3390/genes4020293
Received: 31 January 2013; in revised form: 15 May 2013 / Accepted: 20 May 2013 / Published: 7 June 2013| PDF Full-text (1024 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Genes 2013, 4(2), 226-243; doi:10.3390/genes4020226
Received: 28 March 2013; in revised form: 9 April 2013 / Accepted: 23 April 2013 / Published: 29 April 2013| PDF Full-text (447 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Last update: 15 May 2014