D. A. Chetverina

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Insulators are regulatory DNA elements that participate in the modulation of the interactions between enhancers and promoters. Depending on the situation, insulators can either stabilize or destroy the contacts between enhancers and promoters. A possible explanation for the activity of insulators is their ability to directly interact with gene promoters. In(More)
In higher eukaryotes, the level of gene transcription is under the control of DNA regulatory elements, such as promoter, from which transcription is initiated with the participation of RNA polymerase II and general transcription factors, as well as the enhancer, which increase the rate of transcription with the involvement of activator proteins and(More)
Maintenance of the individual patterns of gene expression in different cell types is required for the differentiation and development of multicellular organisms. Expression of many genes is controlled by Polycomb (PcG) and Trithorax (TrxG) group proteins that act through association with chromatin. PcG/TrxG are assembled on the DNA sequences termed PREs(More)
Insulators are regulatory DNA elements that modulate the effect of enhancers and silencers on gene transcription. However, the role of the insulator proteins in the expression of specific genes remains scarcely studied. In the present study, we examined the role of the Su(Hw)-dependent insulator complex in transcription of the rap, CG32810, and RpS15Aa(More)
To ensure stable operation of transgenic systems and maintain reporter gene expression at a certain level, it is necessary to search for the conditions that protect the activity of regulatory elements. In this study, we have shown that the SV40 transcription terminators flanking the transgene protect enhancers and silencers of Drosophila and ensure their(More)
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