Recent Publications

  • Grech L, Jeffares DC, Sadée CY, Rodríguez-López M, Bitton DA, Hoti M, Biagosch C, Aravani D, Speekenbrink M, Illingworth CJR, Schiffer PH, Pidoux AL, Tong P, Tallada VA, Allshire R, Levin HL, Bähler J, (2019), Fitness Landscape of the Fission Yeast Genome, Mol Biol Evol. May 11, Advance Access publication. pii: msz113.
  • Esnault C, Lee M, Ham C, Levin HL, (2019), Transposable element insertion in fission yeast drives adaptation to environmental stress, Genome Research, 29:85-95. 
  • Bourque G, Burns KH, Gehring M, Gorbunova V, Seluanov A, Hammell M, Imbeault M, Izsvák Z, Levin HL, Macfarlan TS, Mager DL, Feschotte C., (2018), Ten things you should know about transposable elements,Genome Biol. 19(1):199.
  • Rai, S., Atwood-Moore, A., and Levin, H. L., (2018), High-frequency lithium acetate transformation of Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Methods in Molecular Biology;1721:167-177.
  • Rai, S., Atwood-Moore, A., and Levin, H. L., (2018), Duplication and transformation of the Schizosaccharomyces pombecollection of deletion strains, Methods in Molecular Biology;1721:197-215. 
  • Rai, S., Sangesland, M., Esnault, C., Lee, M., Chatterjee, A, and Levin, H. L., (2017), Host factors that promote retrotransposon integration are similar in distantly related eukaryotes, PLOS Genetics, 12;13(12):e1006775.
  • Sangesland, M., Atwood-Moore, A., Rai, S. K., and Levin H. L., (2016), Qualitative and Quantitative Assays of Transposition and Homologous Recombination of the Retrotransposon Tf1 in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Methods Mol. Biol., 1400:117-30.
  • Guo, Y., Singh, P., and Levin, H. L., (2015), A Long Terminal Repeat retrotransposon of Schizosaccharomyces japonicus integrates upstream of RNA pol III transcribed genes, Mobile DNA, 6:19.
  • Singh, P., Plumb, M., Ferris, A., Iben, J., Wu, X., Fadel, H., Esnault, C., Poeschla, E., Hughes, S., Kvaratskhelia, M., and Levin, H. L. (2015), LEDGF/p75 interacts with mRNA splicing factors and targets HIV-1 integration to highly spliced genes, Genes & Development, 29:2287-97.
  • Hickey, A., Esnault, C., Majumdar, A., Chatterjee, A., Iben, J., McQueen, P., Yang, A., Mizuguchi, T., Grewal, S., and Levin, H. L., (2015), The DNA binding protein Sap1 mediates retrotransposition with single nucleotide precision, Genetics, 201:905-24.
  • Esnault, C., and Levin, H. L. (2015), The Long Terminal Repeat retrotransposons Tf1 and Tf2 of Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Microbiol Spectr.: 10.1128/microbiolspec.MDNA3-0040-2014.
  • Singh, P., Bourque, G., Craig, N., Dubnau, J., Feschotte, C., Flasch, D., Gunderson, K., Malik, H., Moran, J., Peters, J., Slotkin, R., and Levin, H. L., (2014), Mobile genetic elements and genome evolution, Mobile DNA 2014, 5:26.
  • Matreyek K. A, Wang W., Serrao E., Singh P., Levin H. L., Engelman A., (2014), Host and viral determinants for MxB restriction of HIV-1 infection, Retrovirology, 11:90.
  • Chatterjee, A. G. , Esnault, C., Guo, Y., Hung, S., McQueen, P. G., Levin, H. L., (2014), Serial number tagging reveals a prominent sequence preference of retrotransposon integration, Nucleic Acids, Res., 42: 8449-60.
  • Guo Y., Park J.M., Cui B., Humes E., Gangadharan S., Hung S., Fitzgerald P.C,. Hoe K.L., Grewal S.I., Craig N.L., Levin H.L., (2013), Integration profiling of gene function with dense maps of transposon integration, Genetics 195:599-609.
  • Feng, G., Leem, Y.E., and Levin, H. L., (2013), Transposon integration enhances expression of stress response genes, Nucleic Acids, Res., 41:775-89.
  • Tanaka, A., Tanizawa, H., Sriswasdi, S., Iwasaki, O., Chatterjee, A., Speicher, D., Levin, H., Noguchi, E., and Noma, K. (2012) Epigenetic regulation of condensin-mediated genome organization during the cell cycle and upon DNA damage through histone H3 lysine 56 acetylation, Molecular Cell, Vol. 48:1-15.
  • Levin, H., and Moran, J., (2011) Transposons and their hosts:  the dynamics of conflict, Nature Reviews Genetics 12(9):615-27.
  • Rhind N, Chen Z, Yassour M, Thompson DA, Haas BJ, Habib N, Wapinski I, Roy S, Lin MF, Heiman DI, Young SK, Furuya K, Guo Y, Pidoux A, Chen HM, Robbertse B, Goldberg JM, Aoki K, Bayne EH, Berlin AM, Desjardins CA, Dobbs E, Dukaj L, Fan L, FitzGerald MG, French C, Gujja S, Hansen K, Keifenheim D, Levin JZ, Mosher RA, Müller CA, Pfiffner J, Priest M, Russ C, Smialowska A, Swoboda P, Sykes SM, Vaughn M, Vengrova S, Yoder R, Zeng Q, Allshire R, Baulcombe D, Birren BW, Brown W, Ekwall K, Kellis M, Leatherwood J, Levin H, Margalit H, Martienssen R, Nieduszynski CA, Spatafora JW, Friedman N, Dalgaard JZ, Baumann P, Niki H, Regev A, Nusbaum C., (2011), Comparative functional genomics of the fission yeasts, Science, Vol. 332:930-6.
  • Majumdar, A., Chatterjee, A., Ripmaster, T., and Levin, H., (2011), The determinants that specify the integration pattern of retrotransposon Tf1 in the fbp1 promoter of Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Journal of Virology, Vol. 85:519-29 (Featured in the Spotlight section by the editors). 
  • Chaconas G, Craig N, Curcio MJ, Deininger P, Feschotte C, Levin H, Rice PA, Voytas DF., Meeting report for mobile DNA 2010, Mob DNA. 2010 Aug 24;1(1):20.
  • Guo, Y. and Levin, H. (2010), High throughput sequencing of retrotransposon integration provides a saturated profile of target activity in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Genome Research, 20:239-248.
  • Chatterjee, A. G., Leem, Y., Kelly, F., and Levin, H., 2009, The Chromodomain of Tf1 Integrase Promotes Binding to cDNA and Mediates Target Site Selection, Journal of Virology, 83:2675-2685.
  • Levin, H., (2009) Transposon Technology, guest editor of issue, Methods, Vol. 49, issue 3.
  • Levin, H. (2009) Transposon technology. Guest editor's introduction. Methods. 2009, 49(3):217-8.
  • Park, J., Evertts, A. and Levin, H. (2009), The Hermes transposon of Musca domestica and its use as a mutagen of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Methods, 49:243-247.
  • Levin, H. (2008) Metaviruses, in Encyclopedia of Virology, Third Edition, Eds Mahy and Van Regenmortel, Elsevier Limited Oxford, UK, Vol. 3:301-311.
  • Cam, H., Noma, K., Ebina, H., Levin, H., and Grewal, S., (2008), Host genome surveillance for retrotransposons by transposon-derived proteins, Nature 451:431-436.
  • Gao, X., Hou, Y., Ebina, H., Levin, H. and Voytas, D. (2008), Chromodomains direct integration of retrotransposons to heterochromatin, Genome Research 18:359-369.
  • Ebina, H., Chatterjee, A. Judson, R., and Levin, H. (2008) The GP(Y/F) domain of Tf1 integrase multimerizes when present in a fragment, and substitutions in this domain reduce enzymatic activity of the full-length protein., Journal of Biological Chemistry 283:15965-74.
  • Leem,Y., Ripmaster, T., Kelly, F., Ebina, H., Heincelman, M., Zhang, K., Grewal, S., Hoffman, C., and Levin, H. (2008) Retrotransposon Tf1 is targeted to pol II promoters by transcription activators, Mol. Cell 30:98-107.
  • Evertts, A., Plymire, C., Craig, N., and Levin, H. (2007) The Hermes transposon of Musca domestica has robust activity in Schizosaccharomyces pombe that disrupts open reading frames, Genetics 177:2519-2523.
  • Ebina, H. and Levin, H. (2007) Stress Management:  How cells take control of their transposons, Mol. Cell, 27: 180-181.
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