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Epigenetics of Mobile Elements

Guest Editor:
Albert Jeltsch, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 29 February 2024


New Content ItemEpigenetics & Chromatin is calling for submissions to our new Collection on "Epigenetics of Mobile Elements". This is a sister Collection with Transposable Elements as Epigenetic Agents of Development, Immunity, Phenotypic Variation and Disease.



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About the collection

Mobile DNA elements threaten genome integrity but are countered by host defenses, with the resulting arms race producing a genomic landscape that is dominated by transposable elements (TEs) and their relics. Epigenetic processes are involved in both defending against these invaders and maintaining gene expression despite the onslaught, with occasional domestication resulting in novel regulatory elements. Recent progress in genomic and epigenetic technologies have led to a deeper but as-yet incomplete understanding of these processes and their impacts on the genome and epigenome.

With this collection, Epigenetics & Chromatin is aiming to bring together primary research, methodological advances and critical reviews on all aspects of mobile element epigenetics. Examples include, but are not limited to, epigenetic processes such as DNA methylation, histone modification and chromatin dynamics affecting TEs and outcomes such as silencing of repeats but also acquisition and activities of domesticated elements in gene regulation.

  1. Vitamin C (vitC) enhances the activity of 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases, including TET enzymes, which catalyse DNA demethylation, and Jumonji-domain histone demethylases. The epigenetic remodelling pro...

    Authors: Kevin C. L. Cheng, Jennifer M. Frost, Francisco J. Sánchez-Luque, Marta García-Canãdas, Darren Taylor, Wan R. Yang, Branavy Irayanar, Swetha Sampath, Hemalvi Patani, Karl Agger, Kristian Helin, Gabriella Ficz, Kathleen H. Burns, Adam Ewing, José L. García-Pérez and Miguel R. Branco
    Citation: Epigenetics & Chromatin 2023 16:39

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Epigenetics of Mobile Elements" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editor has no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.