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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780612/invisible-cities-segregated-domains-in-the-yeast-genome-with-distinct-structural-and-functional-attributes
#1
Christoforos Nikolaou
Recent advances in our understanding of the three-dimensional organization of the eukaryotic nucleus have rendered the spatial distribution of genes increasingly relevant. In a recent work (Tsochatzidou et al., Nucleic Acids Res 45:5818-5828, 2017), we proposed the existence of a functional compartmentalization of the yeast genome according to which, genes occupying the chromosomal regions at the nuclear periphery have distinct structural, functional and evolutionary characteristics compared to their centromeric-proximal counterparts...
August 5, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776025/three-dimensional-positioning-and-structure-of-chromosomes-in-a-human-prophase-nucleus
#2
Bo Chen, Mohammed Yusuf, Teruo Hashimoto, Ana Katrina Estandarte, George Thompson, Ian Robinson
The human genetic material is packaged into 46 chromosomes. The structure of chromosomes is known at the lowest level, where the DNA chain is wrapped around a core of eight histone proteins to form nucleosomes. Around a million of these nucleosomes, each about 11 nm in diameter and 6 nm in thickness, are wrapped up into the complex organelle of the chromosome, whose structure is mostly known at the level of visible light microscopy to form a characteristic cross shape in metaphase. However, the higher-order structure of human chromosomes, between a few tens and hundreds of nanometers, has not been well understood...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767705/changes-in-chromosome-territory-position-within-the-nucleus-reflect-alternations-in-gene-expression-related-to-embryonic-lineage-specification
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Maciej Orsztynowicz, Dorota Lechniak, Piotr Pawlak, Beata Kociucka, Svatava Kubickova, Halina Cernohorska, Zofia Eliza Madeja
Loss of totipotentcy in an early embryo is directed by molecular processes responsible for cell fate decisions. Three dimensional genome organisation is an important factor linking chromatin architecture with stage specific gene expression patterns. Little is known about the role of chromosome organisation in gene expression regulation of lineage specific factors in mammalian embryos. Using bovine embryos as a model we have described these interactions at key developmental stages. Three bovine chromosomes (BTA) that differ in size, number of carried genes, and contain loci for key lineage regulators OCT4, NANOG and CDX2, were investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757389/spatial-organization-of-genome-architecture-in-neuronal-development-and-disease
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REVIEW
Yuki Fujita, Toshihide Yamashita
Although mammalian genomes encode genetic information in their linear sequences, their fundamental function with regard to gene expression depends on the higher-order structure of chromosomes. Current techniques for the evaluation of chromosomal structure have revealed that genomes are arranged at several hierarchical levels in three-dimensional space. The spatial organization of genomes involves the formation of chromatin loops that bypass a wide range of genomic distances, providing a connection between enhancers and chromosomal domains...
July 28, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696859/nucleoporins-redistribute-inside-the-nucleus-after-cell-cycle-arrest-induced-by-histone-deacetylases-inhibition
#5
Miguel Pérez-Garrastachu, Jon Arluzea, Ricardo Andrade, Alejandro Díez-Torre, Marta Urtizberea, Margarita Silió, Juan Aréchaga
Nucleoporins are the main components of the nuclear-pore complex (NPC) and were initially considered as mere structural elements embedded in the nuclear envelope, being responsible for nucleocytoplasmic transport. Nevertheless, several recent scientific reports have revealed that some nucleoporins participate in nuclear processes such as transcription, replication, DNA repair and chromosome segregation. Thus, the interaction of NPCs with chromatin could modulate the distribution of chromosome territories relying on the epigenetic state of DNA...
July 11, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640660/chromosome-territory-relocation-paradigm-during-dna-damage-response-some-insights-from-molecular-biology-to-physics
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Sarosh N Fatakia, Mugdha Kulashreshtha, Ishita S Mehta, Basuthkar J Rao
Among the many facets of DNA damage response (DDR), relocation of chromosome territories (CTs) is most intriguing. We have previously reported that cisplatin induced DDR in human dermal fibroblasts led to relocation of CTs 12, 15 from the nuclear periphery to its interior while CTs 19, 17 repositioned from the interior to its periphery. Studies of CT relocation remain nascent as we begin unraveling the role of key players in DDR to demonstrate its mechanistic basis. Consolidating our recent reports, we argue that γH2AX-signaling leads to enhanced recruitment of nuclear myosin 1 (NM1) to chromatin, which via its motor function, results in CT repositioning...
June 22, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627755/labeling-dna-replication-foci-to-visualize-chromosome-territories-in-vivo
#7
Apolinar Maya-Mendoza, Dean A Jackson
While a detailed understanding of chromatin dynamics is needed to explain how higher-order chromatin organization influences nuclear function, the molecular principles that regulate chromatin mobility in mammalian nuclei remain largely unknown. Here we describe experimental tools to follow chromatin dynamics by labeling DNA during S phase. Using these methods, we have found that foci labeled during early and mid/late S phase have significantly different dynamic behavior. Spatially constrained heterochromatic foci restrict long-range transformations of the chromosome territory (CT) structure while providing a structural framework on which highly mobile euchromatic foci undergo positional oscillations that drive local changes in the chromosome shape...
June 19, 2017: Current Protocols in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615317/orientation-and-repositioning-of-chromosomes-correlate-with-cell-geometry-dependent-gene-expression
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Yejun Wang, Mallika Nagarajan, Caroline Uhler, G V Shivashankar
Extracellular matrix signals from the microenvironment regulate gene expression patterns and cell behavior. Using a combination of experiments and geometric models, we demonstrate correlations between cell geometry, three-dimensional (3D) organization of chromosome territories, and gene expression. Fluorescence in situ hybridization experiments showed that micropatterned fibroblasts cultured on anisotropic versus isotropic substrates resulted in repositioning of specific chromosomes, which contained genes that were differentially regulated by cell geometries...
July 7, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615069/regulatory-landscape-fusion-in-rhabdomyosarcoma-through-interactions-between-the-pax3-promoter-and-foxo1-regulatory-elements
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Cristina Vicente-García, Barbara Villarejo-Balcells, Ibai Irastorza-Azcárate, Silvia Naranjo, Rafael D Acemel, Juan J Tena, Peter W J Rigby, Damien P Devos, Jose L Gómez-Skarmeta, Jaime J Carvajal
BACKGROUND: The organisation of vertebrate genomes into topologically associating domains (TADs) is believed to facilitate the regulation of the genes located within them. A remaining question is whether TAD organisation is achieved through the interactions of the regulatory elements within them or if these interactions are favoured by the pre-existence of TADs. If the latter is true, the fusion of two independent TADs should result in the rewiring of the transcriptional landscape and the generation of ectopic contacts...
June 14, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546514/the-nuclear-matrix-protein-ciz1-facilitates-localization-of-xist-rna-to-the-inactive-x-chromosome-territory
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Rebeca Ridings-Figueroa, Emma R Stewart, Tatyana B Nesterova, Heather Coker, Greta Pintacuda, Jonathan Godwin, Rose Wilson, Aidan Haslam, Fred Lilley, Renate Ruigrok, Sumia A Bageghni, Ghadeer Albadrani, William Mansfield, Jo-An Roulson, Neil Brockdorff, Justin F X Ainscough, Dawn Coverley
The nuclear matrix protein Cip1-interacting zinc finger protein 1 (CIZ1) promotes DNA replication in association with cyclins and has been linked to adult and pediatric cancers. Here we show that CIZ1 is highly enriched on the inactive X chromosome (Xi) in mouse and human female cells and is retained by interaction with the RNA-dependent nuclear matrix. CIZ1 is recruited to Xi in response to expression of X inactive-specific transcript (Xist) RNA during the earliest stages of X inactivation in embryonic stem cells and is dependent on the C-terminal nuclear matrix anchor domain of CIZ1 and the E repeats of Xist CIZ1-null mice, although viable, display fully penetrant female-specific lymphoproliferative disorder...
May 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494440/nuclear-architecture-of-mouse-spermatocytes-chromosome-topology-heterochromatin-and-nucleolus
#11
Soledad Berrios
The nuclear organization of spermatocytes in meiotic prophase I is primarily determined by the synaptic organization of the bivalents that are bound by their telomeres to the nuclear envelope and described as arc-shaped trajectories through the 3D nuclear space. However, over this basic meiotic organization, a spermatocyte nuclear architecture arises that is based on higher-ordered patterns of spatial associations among chromosomal domains from different bivalents that are conditioned by the individual characteristics of chromosomes and the opportunity for interactions between their domains...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479596/the-x-chromosome-in-space
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REVIEW
Teddy Jégu, Eric Aeby, Jeannie T Lee
Extensive 3D folding is required to package a genome into the tiny nuclear space, and this packaging must be compatible with proper gene expression. Thus, in the well-hierarchized nucleus, chromosomes occupy discrete territories and adopt specific 3D organizational structures that facilitate interactions between regulatory elements for gene expression. The mammalian X chromosome exemplifies this structure-function relationship. Recent studies have shown that, upon X-chromosome inactivation, active and inactive X chromosomes localize to different subnuclear positions and adopt distinct chromosomal architectures that reflect their activity states...
June 2017: Nature Reviews. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463980/transcription-facilitated-genome-wide-recruitment-of-topoisomerase-i-and-dna-gyrase
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Wareed Ahmed, Claudia Sala, Shubhada R Hegde, Rajiv Kumar Jha, Stewart T Cole, Valakunja Nagaraja
Movement of the transcription machinery along a template alters DNA topology resulting in the accumulation of supercoils in DNA. The positive supercoils generated ahead of transcribing RNA polymerase (RNAP) and the negative supercoils accumulating behind impose severe topological constraints impeding transcription process. Previous studies have implied the role of topoisomerases in the removal of torsional stress and the maintenance of template topology but the in vivo interaction of functionally distinct topoisomerases with heterogeneous chromosomal territories is not deciphered...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415805/regulatory-functional-territory-of-plk-1-and-their-substrates-beyond-mitosis
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REVIEW
Shiv Kumar, Garima Sharma, Chiranjib Chakraborty, Ashish Ranjan Sharma, Jaebong Kim
Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK-1) is a well-known (Ser/Thr) mitotic protein kinase and is considered as a proto-oncogene. As hyper-activation of PLK-1 is broadly associated with poor prognosis and cancer progression, it is one of the most extensively studied mitotic kinases. During mitosis, PLK-1 regulates various cell cycle events, such as spindle pole maturation, chromosome segregation and cytokinesis. However, studies have demonstrated that the role of PLK-1 is not only restricted to mitosis, but PLK-1 can also regulate other vital events beyond mitosis, including transcription, translation, ciliogenesis, checkpoint adaptation and recovery, apoptosis, chromosomes dynamics etc...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411854/the-molecular-revolution-in-cutaneous-biology-chromosomal-territories-higher-order-chromatin-remodeling-and-the-control-of%C3%A2-gene-expression-in-keratinocytes
#15
REVIEW
Vladimir A Botchkarev
Three-dimensional organization of transcription in the nucleus and mechanisms controlling the global chromatin folding, including spatial interactions between the genes, noncoding genome elements, and epigenetic and transcription machinery, are essential for establishing lineage-specific gene expression programs during cell differentiation. Spatial chromatin interactions in the nucleus involving gene promoters and distal regulatory elements are currently considered major forces that drive cell differentiation and genome evolution in general, and such interactions are substantially reorganized during many pathological conditions...
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385667/a-genetic-approach-to-the-rock-paper-scissors-game
#16
Wendell P Barreto, Flavia M D Marquitti, Marcus A M de Aguiar
Polymorphisms are usually associated with defenses and mating strategies, affecting the individual's fitness. Coexistence of different morphs is, therefore, not expected, since the fittest morph should outcompete the others. Nevertheless, coexistence is observed in many natural systems. For instance, males of the side-blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana) present three morphs with throat colors orange, yellow and blue, which are associated with mating strategies and territorial behavior. The three male morphs compete for females in a system that is well described by the rock-paper-scissors dynamics of game theory...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349399/imaging-of-chromosome-dynamics-in-mouse-testis-tissue-by-immuno-fish
#17
Harry Scherthan
The mouse (Mus musculus) represents the central mammalian genetic model system for biomedical and developmental research. Mutant mouse models have provided important insights into chromosome dynamics during the complex meiotic differentiation program that compensates for the genome doubling at fertilization. Homologous chromosomes (homologues) undergo dynamic pairing and recombine during first meiotic prophase before they become partitioned into four haploid sets by two consecutive meiotic divisions that lack an intervening S-phase...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343235/transcription-dependent-radial-distribution-of-tcf7l2-regulated-genes-in-chromosome-territories
#18
Keyvan Torabi, Darawalee Wangsa, Immaculada Ponsa, Markus Brown, Anna Bosch, Maria Vila-Casadesús, Tatiana S Karpova, Maria Calvo, Antoni Castells, Rosa Miró, Thomas Ried, Jordi Camps
Human chromosomes occupy distinct territories in the interphase nucleus. Such chromosome territories (CTs) are positioned according to gene density. Gene-rich CTs are generally located in the center of the nucleus, while gene-poor CTs are positioned more towards the nuclear periphery. However, the association between gene expression levels and the radial positioning of genes within the CT is still under debate. In the present study, we performed three-dimensional fluorescence in situ hybridization experiments in the colorectal cancer cell lines DLD-1 and LoVo using whole chromosome painting probes for chromosomes 8 and 11 and BAC clones targeting four genes with different expression levels assessed by gene expression arrays and RT-PCR...
March 25, 2017: Chromosoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323041/quantitative-analyses-of-the-3d-nuclear-landscape-recorded-with-super-resolved-fluorescence-microscopy
#19
Volker J Schmid, Marion Cremer, Thomas Cremer
Recent advancements of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy have revolutionized microscopic studies of cells, including the exceedingly complex structural organization of cell nuclei in space and time. In this paper we describe and discuss tools for (semi-) automated, quantitative 3D analyses of the spatial nuclear organization. These tools allow the quantitative assessment of highly resolved different chromatin compaction levels in individual cell nuclei, which reflect functionally different regions or sub-compartments of the 3D nuclear landscape, and measurements of absolute distances between sites of different chromatin compaction...
July 1, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284913/higher-order-assembly-folding-the-chromosome
#20
REVIEW
Sven A Sewitz, Zahra Fahmi, Karen Lipkow
The linear molecules of DNA that constitute a eukaryotic genome have to be carefully organised within the nucleus to be able to correctly direct gene expression. Microscopy and chromosome capture methods have revealed a hierarchical organisation into territories, domains and subdomains that ensure the accessibility of expressed genes and eventually chromatin loops that serve to bring gene enhancers into proximity of their target promoters. A rapidly growing number of genome-wide datasets and their analyses have given detailed information into the conformation of the entire genome, allowing evolutionary insights, observations of genome rearrangements during development and the identification of new gene-to-disease associations...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
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