Authors:
M Merkenschlager, DT Odom
Journal name: 
Cell
Citation info: 
152(6):1285-1297
Abstract: 
Current epigenomics approaches have facilitated the genome-wide identification of regulatory elements based on chromatin features and transcriptional regulator binding and have begun to map long-range interactions between regulatory elements and their targets. Here, we focus on the emerging roles of CTCF and the cohesin in coordinating long-range interactions between regulatory elements. We discuss how species-specific transposable elements may influence such interactions by remodeling the CTCF binding repertoire and suggest that cohesin's association with enhancers, promoters, and sites defined by CTCF binding has the potential to form developmentally regulated networks of long-range interactions that reflect and promote cell-type-specific transcriptional programs.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2013.02.029
Research group: 
Odom Group
E-pub date: 
14 Mar 2013