Thesis / Dissertation

Genome in 3D – regulation of lymphocyte development by genome architecture

Wing Fuk Chan, Rhys Allan (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

The functionally and phenotypically diverse cell populations that make up the immune system arise from the expression of a select part of a genome at a given time. The mechanisms governing such differential transcription are still, surprisingly, not fully understood. Only recently has the three-dimensional organisation of chromatin in the interphase nucleus been acknowledged to play a crucial role in modulating transcription. For instance, distal cis-regulatory elements like enhancers can form long-range chromatin loops with promoters to drive transcription, and these chromatin loops are in turn harboured in topologically associating domains (TADs), shielded from interference by outside elem..

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