MPINAT Seminar - ONLINE SEMINAR: Understanding how CpG islands regulate gene expression

MPINAT Seminar - ONLINE SEMINAR

  • Date: Feb 17, 2022
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Speaker: Rob Klose
  • University of Oxford, Oxford, GB
  • Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus)
  • Room: Zoom Online Seminar
  • Host: Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer
  • Contact: office.cramer@mpinat.mpg.de
MPINAT Seminar - ONLINE SEMINAR: Understanding how CpG islands regulate gene expression
Precise control of gene expression is fundamental to cellular homeostasis and normal multicellular development. Central to the control of gene expression are gene promoters, where RNA Polymerase II engages to initiate transcription. In vertebrates, most gene promoters are embedded within epigenetically specified elements called CpG islands. Yet, despite their intimate relationship with gene promoters, how CpG islands contribute to gene regulation has remained enigmatic. Here I will describe our work examining how CpG island-binding proteins are leveraged to regulate gene expression. In particular, I will focus on an unexpected new role we have uncovered for the SET1 complexes in regulating transcription.
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