GSBS Student Publications

Title

The dynamic organization of gene-regulatory machinery in nuclear microenvironments

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Cell Biology; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Date

2-4-2005

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Animals; Cell Nucleus; Core Binding Factor Alpha 2 Subunit; DNA-Binding Proteins; Gene Expression Regulation; Humans; Nuclear Matrix; Protein Transport; Proto-Oncogene Proteins; Transcription Factors; Transcription, Genetic

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

Nuclear components are functionally linked with the dynamic temporal and spatial compartmentalization, sorting and integration of regulatory information to facilitate its selective use. For example, the subnuclear targeting of transcription factors to punctate sites in the interphase nucleus mechanistically couples chromatin remodelling and the execution of signalling cascades that mediate gene expression with the combinatorial assembly of the regulatory machinery for biological control. In addition, a mitotic cycle of selective partitioning and sequential restoration of the transcriptional machinery provides a basis for the reassembly of regulatory complexes to render progeny cells competent for phenotypic gene expression. When this intranuclear targeting and localization of regulatory proteins is compromised, diseases, such as cancer, can occur. A detailed understanding of this process will provide further options for diagnosis and treatment.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: EMBO Rep. 2005 Feb;6(2):128-33. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Journal Title

EMBO reports

PubMed ID

15689940