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Comparative analysis of chromatin landscape in regulatory regions of human housekeeping and tissue specific genes

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Comparative analysis of chromatin landscape in regulatory regions of human housekeeping and tissue specific genes
Background: Global regulatory mechanisms involving chromatin assembly and remodelling in the promoter regions of genes is implicated in eukaryotic transcription control especially for genes subjected to spatial and temporal regulation. The potential to utilise global regulatory mechanisms for controlling gene expression might depend upon the architecture of the chromatin in and around the gene. In-silico analysis can yield important insights into this aspect, facilitating comparison of two or more classes of genes comprising of a large number of genes within each group. Results: In the present study, we carried out a comparative analysis of chromatin characteristics in terms of the scaffold/matrix attachment regions, nucleosome formation potential and the occurrence of repetitive sequences, in the upstream regulatory regions of housekeeping and tissue specific genes. Our data show that putative scaffold/matrix attachment regions are more abundant and nucleosome formation potential is ...
Mythily Ganapathi, Pragya Srivastava, Sushanta Kum
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Type Journal
Year 2005
Where BMCBI
Authors Mythily Ganapathi, Pragya Srivastava, Sushanta Kumar Das Sutar, Kaushal Kumar, Dipayan Dasgupta, Gajinder Pal Singh, Vani Brahmachari, Samir K. Brahmachari
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