Title

Exploring the three-dimensional organization of genomes: interpreting chromatin interaction data

UMMS Affiliation

Program in Systems Biology; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Date

6-2013

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Chromatin; Nucleic Acid Conformation; Genome

Disciplines

Cell Biology | Genetics and Genomics | Systems Biology

Abstract

How DNA is organized in three dimensions inside the cell nucleus and how this affects the ways in which cells access, read and interpret genetic information are among the longest standing questions in cell biology. Using newly developed molecular, genomic and computational approaches based on the chromosome conformation capture technology (such as 3C, 4C, 5C and Hi-C), the spatial organization of genomes is being explored at unprecedented resolution. Interpreting the increasingly large chromatin interaction data sets is now posing novel challenges. Here we describe several types of statistical and computational approaches that have recently been developed to analyse chromatin interaction data.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Nat Rev Genet. 2013 Jun;14(6):390-403. doi: 10.1038/nrg3454. Epub 2013 May 9. Link to article on publisher's site

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal Title

Nature reviews. Genetics

PubMed ID

23657480