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Special Issue "Advances in Epigenome Editing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 November 2019).
Interests: DNA methyltransferases; DNA methylation; protein methyltransferases; reading domains; molecular epigenetics; synthetic biology; molecular enzymology
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Interests: Epigenome editing; DNA methylation; chromatin marks; molecular epigenetics; molecular genetics; imprinting
In the last decade, epigenome editing, the locus of specific rewriting of epigenetic information, has been identified as an emerging key technology in basic research in molecular biology and molecular genetics. It has great promise in the field of molecular medicine, where it could help to up- or downregulate disease-associated genes in a durable manner, providing one step towards the aim of causative therapy. Epigenome editing can be achieved by the expression of artificial fusion proteins in the target cell comprinsing one part guiding the proteins to genomic target loci and another part rewriting chromatin marks at the target site. In this Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, the concepts and applications of epigenome editing are presented at the intersection of molecular epigenetics, biochemistry, and synthetic biology. Potential topics include but are not limited to design of enzymes applied in epigenome editing, genome targeting methods, design of dCas variants with improved properties, specificity and stability of epigenome editing as well as delivery methods of epigenome editors and their regulation. Review articles and primary papers are equally welcome, but topics of reviews should be prearranged with the editors. Publishing a paper in this Issue will present your work in the context of related papers written by other leaders of the field and thus maximize the visibility and impact of your work.
The International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal providing an advanced forum for biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and molecular biophysics, and is published semi-monthly online by MDPI. The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) and Epigenetics Society are affiliated with IJMS. The journal was established in 2000 and has an impact factor of 3.687.
Prof. Dr. Albert Jeltsch
Dr. Pavel Bashtrykov
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- TET enzyme
- Histone lysine methyltransferase
- Histone lysine demethylase
- Histone lysine acetyltransferase
- Histone deacetylase
- Specificity of epigenome editing
- Stability of epigenome editing
- Delivery of epigenome editors
- Design of epigenome editors
- Regulation of epigenome editors