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Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology

August 2017 Volume 18 Number 8
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Vascular heterogeneity and specialization in development and disease
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Stem cells: Colonic organoids for drug testing and colorectal disease modelling
p467 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.70
Two studies report the generation of human colonic organoids, which could be useful for disease modelling and drug testing.

Chromosome biology: Structuring interphase chromatin
p468 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.65
The oligomerization of scaffold attachment factor A through its binding to chromatin-associated RNAs regulates the structure of interphase chromosomes.

Circadian rhythms: Replication keeps the clock ticking
p468 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.69
DNA replication regulates nucleosome dynamics at the promoter of a negative element of the circadian clock, thereby providing regulatory feedback into circadian rhythms.

Cancer biology: Therapy-induced transcription is cryptically widespread
p469 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.64
Inhibitors of DNA methyltransferases and of histone deacetylases induce transcription from cryptic transposable elements, which results in 5[prime]-truncated and mis-spliced proteins that may increase cancer immunogenicity.

Ribosome cycle emerges from DNA replication

p470 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.59
A modification of Meselson and Stahl's density gradient centrifugation method and a rare Texan yeast helped show that eukaryotic ribosomes dissociate and reform during translation.

Unfolded protein response: Reacting to membrane stress
p471 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.74
Changes in endoplasmic reticulum membrane composition induce the oligomerization of Ire1 and activate the unfolded protein response.

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Physiological functions of programmed DNA breaks in signal-induced transcription
Janusz Puc, Aneel K. Aggarwal & Michael G. Rosenfeld
p471 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.43
Recent evidence indicates that controlled generation of DNA breaks, accompanied by activation of DNA damage repair pathways, can regulate transcription through promoter and enhancer activation and the relief of DNA torsional stress.
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Dissecting life's mysteries one cell at a time. 

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Vascular heterogeneity and specialization in development and disease
Michael Potente & Taija Mäkinen
p477 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.36
Blood and lymphatic vessels have essential roles in physiology and disease. The endothelial cells that line these vessels specialize to fulfil the needs of the tissue that they pervade. Recent studies in animal models have provided insights into the mechanisms underlying vessel type- and organ-specific specialization, which is crucial for the understanding of several diseases.
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Article series: DNA damage
Non-homologous DNA end joining and alternative pathways to double-strand break repair
Howard H. Y. Chang, Nicholas R. Pannunzio, Noritaka Adachi & Michael R. Lieber
p495 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.48
In mammalian cells, DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are repaired predominantly by the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway, which includes subpathways that can repair different DNA-end configurations. Furthermore, the repair of some DNA-end configurations can be shunted to the auxiliary pathways of alternative end joining (a-EJ) or single-strand annealing (SSA).
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Mechanisms of DNA replication termination
James M. Dewar & Johannes C. Walter
p507 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.42
The termination of DNA replication involves convergence of replication forks, the completion of DNA synthesis, replisome disassembly and the decatenation of daughter DNA molecules. Recent discoveries illustrate how replisome disassembly in eukaryotes is controlled by E3 ubiquitin ligases and how this activity is regulated to avoid genome instability.
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Article series: Post-translational modifications
The winding path of protein methylation research: milestones and new frontiers
Jernej Murn & Yang Shi
p517 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.35
Protein methylation was discovered over 50 years ago, but only with the advent of genomic and proteomic technologies could its mechanisms and cellular functions be studied in detail. Shi and Murn discuss the seminal discoveries in protein methylation research and highlight future directions for this field.
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Corrigendum: Transcriptional and epigenetic control of brown and beige adipose cell fate and function
Takeshi Inagaki, Juro Sakai & Shingo Kajimura
p527 | doi:10.1038/nrm.2017.72
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