News tagged with gene activity

Activating ALC1: With a little help from friends

Chromatin remodeling—the packaging and unpackaging of genomic DNA and its associated proteins—regulates a host of fundamental cellular processes including gene transcription, DNA repair, programmed cell death as well ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Making and breaking heterochromatin

To fit the two-meter long DNA molecule into a cell nucleus that is only a few thousandths of a millimetre in size, long sections of the DNA must be strongly compacted. Epigenetic marks maintain these sections, known as heterochromatin. ...

dateSep 25, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Resting brain reveals connections

(PhysOrg.com) -- Images of the brain with various areas 'lighting up' in a rainbow of colours are now pretty familiar to many of us. These come from studies in which people are given tasks to do inside MRI scanners, and the ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Neuroscience
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