Unraveling the complex epigenetic mechanisms that regulate gene activity

Marian Bemer*

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Our understanding of the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate gene expression has been largely increased in recent years by the development and refinement of different techniques. This has revealed that gene transcription is highly influenced by epigenetic mechanisms, i.e., those that do not involve changes in the genome sequence, but rather in nuclear architecture, chromosome conformation and histone and DNA modifications. Our understanding of how these different levels of epigenetic regulation interact with each other and with classical transcription-factor based gene regulation to influence gene transcription has just started to emerge. This review discusses the latest advances in unraveling the complex interactions between different types of epigenetic regulation and transcription factor activity, with special attention to the approaches that can be used to study these interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Chromatin Dynamics
EditorsM. Bemer, C. Baroux
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781493973187
ISBN (Print)9781493973170
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Chromatin remodeling
  • Epigenetics
  • Gene regulation
  • Histone modification
  • Polycomb
  • Transcription factors

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