Tag Archives: CTCF

Time to reflect as chromosomes loop-the-loop

Scientists are developing ever more detailed models to explain how DNA is stored inside our cells, and why it adopts the shapes it does. In a review of the latest research in the field Matthias Merkenschlager, of

Changes in 3-dimentional chromatin structure as a mean to relieve oxidative stress?

DNA in our cells is packaged into a structure called chromatin, which is mainly a protein-DNA complex. Chromatin needs to be loosened for fundamental processes to take place, such as decoding genetic information (i.e. gene expression) and