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The regulatory landscapes of developmental genes

Published inDevelopment, vol. 147, no. 3, dev171736
Publication date2020-02-01
First online date2020-02-03
Abstract

Regulatory landscapes have been defined in vertebrates as large DNA segments containing diverse enhancer sequences that produce coherent gene transcription. These genomic platforms integrate multiple cellular signals and hence can trigger pleiotropic expression of developmental genes. Identifying and evaluating how these chromatin regions operate may be difficult as the underlying regulatory mechanisms can be as unique as the genes they control. In this brief article and accompanying poster, we discuss some of the ways in which regulatory landscapes operate, illustrating these mechanisms using genes important for vertebrate development as examples. We also highlight some of the techniques available to researchers for analysing regulatory landscapes.

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Keywords
  • Enhancer-promoter interactions
  • Gene regulation
  • Neo-functionalization
  • Pleiotropy
  • Regulatory landscape
  • Topologically associating domains
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BOLT, Christopher Chase, DUBOULE, Denis. The regulatory landscapes of developmental genes. In: Development, 2020, vol. 147, n° 3, p. dev171736. doi: 10.1242/dev.171736
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