X-Inactivation: Xist RNA Uses Chromosome Contacts to Coat the X

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Leung, Karen N.; Panning, Barbara;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Current Biology,volume 24,issue 2,pagesR80-R82 (issn: 0960-9822)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.11.052, pmc: PMC4465072
  • Subject: Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all) | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all) | Article

The mechanisms by which Xist RNA associates with the X chromosome to mediate alterations in chromatin structure remain mysterious. Recent genome-wide Xist RNA distribution studies suggest that this long noncoding RNA uses 3-dimensional chromosome contacts to mo... View more
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