Contribution of the SuUR gene to the organization of epigenetically repressed regions of Drosophila melanogaster chromosomes

Contribution of the SuUR gene to the organization of epigenetically repressed regions of... A significant portion of a eukaryotic genome is silent (epigenetically repressed). In Drosophila melanogaster, this portion includes mainly regions of pericentric and intercalary heterochromatin and euchromatin regions subject to position-effect variegation. Detailed study of the organization of intercalary heterochromatin regions of Drosophila melanogaster polytene chromosomes started from the discovery of the SuUR gene (Suppressor of UnderReplication). The ability of the SuUR mutation to suppress underreplication in intercalary heterochromatin regions was used for molecular tagging of these regions. We showed that underreplicated intercalary heterochromatin regions contained silent unique genes and retained the features of late replication and transcriptionally inactive chromatin state in various cell types. Over 50% of these regions contain unique genes clustered on the base of coordinated expression. The origin of clusters and putative mechanisms of their gene expression are discussed. Data on the SuUR gene, its expression, and effect on polytene chromosome structure and replication are summarized. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Contribution of the SuUR gene to the organization of epigenetically repressed regions of Drosophila melanogaster chromosomes

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Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Subject
Biomedicine; Human Genetics; Microbial Genetics and Genomics; Animal Genetics and Genomics
ISSN
1022-7954
eISSN
1608-3369
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1022795406080011
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Abstract

A significant portion of a eukaryotic genome is silent (epigenetically repressed). In Drosophila melanogaster, this portion includes mainly regions of pericentric and intercalary heterochromatin and euchromatin regions subject to position-effect variegation. Detailed study of the organization of intercalary heterochromatin regions of Drosophila melanogaster polytene chromosomes started from the discovery of the SuUR gene (Suppressor of UnderReplication). The ability of the SuUR mutation to suppress underreplication in intercalary heterochromatin regions was used for molecular tagging of these regions. We showed that underreplicated intercalary heterochromatin regions contained silent unique genes and retained the features of late replication and transcriptionally inactive chromatin state in various cell types. Over 50% of these regions contain unique genes clustered on the base of coordinated expression. The origin of clusters and putative mechanisms of their gene expression are discussed. Data on the SuUR gene, its expression, and effect on polytene chromosome structure and replication are summarized.

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Russian Journal of GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 17, 2006

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