Interacting insulators from the Drosophila melanogaster bithorax complex can form independent expression domains

Interacting insulators from the Drosophila melanogaster bithorax complex can form independent... Regulatory region of three bithorax complex genes, Ultrabithorax (Ubx), abdominal-A (abd-A), and Abdominal-B (Abd-B) can be divided into nine iab domains, capable of directing expression of one of the genes in certain abdominal parasegment of Drosophila. In the Abd-B regulatory region, three insulators were identified, including Fab-7 and Fab-8, which flanked the iab-7 domain, and Mcp, which separated the Abd-B and abd-A regulatory regions. It was suggested that boundary insulators formed a barrier between active and repressed chromatin. In the present study, using the yellow and white reporter genes and different combinations of known insulators, Mcp, Fab-7, and Fab-8, it was demonstrated that only specific interaction of two insulators was capable of isolation of active and repressed chromatin, i.e., the formation of independent expression domains. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Interacting insulators from the Drosophila melanogaster bithorax complex can form independent expression domains

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SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
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Copyright © 2011 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Biomedicine; Human Genetics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Microbial Genetics and Genomics
ISSN
1022-7954
eISSN
1608-3369
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1022795411120076
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Abstract

Regulatory region of three bithorax complex genes, Ultrabithorax (Ubx), abdominal-A (abd-A), and Abdominal-B (Abd-B) can be divided into nine iab domains, capable of directing expression of one of the genes in certain abdominal parasegment of Drosophila. In the Abd-B regulatory region, three insulators were identified, including Fab-7 and Fab-8, which flanked the iab-7 domain, and Mcp, which separated the Abd-B and abd-A regulatory regions. It was suggested that boundary insulators formed a barrier between active and repressed chromatin. In the present study, using the yellow and white reporter genes and different combinations of known insulators, Mcp, Fab-7, and Fab-8, it was demonstrated that only specific interaction of two insulators was capable of isolation of active and repressed chromatin, i.e., the formation of independent expression domains.

Journal

Russian Journal of GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 8, 2011

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