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Mammalian organogenesis results from the concerted actions of signaling pathways in progenitor cells that induce a hierarchy of regulated transcription factors critical for organ and cell type determination. Here we demonstrate that sustained Notch activity is required for the temporal maintenance of specific cohorts of proliferating progenitors, which(More)
Previous reports of GATA2 mutations have focused on the coding region of the gene or full gene deletions. We recently identified 2 patients with novel insertion/deletion mutations predicted to result in mRNA nonsense-mediated decay, suggesting haploinsufficiency as the mechanism of GATA2 deficient disease. We therefore screened patients without identified(More)
Combinatorial interactions among trans-acting factors establish transcriptional circuits that orchestrate cellular differentiation, survival, and development. Unlike circuits instigated by individual factors, efforts to identify gene ensembles controlled by multiple factors simultaneously are in their infancy. A paradigm has emerged in which the important(More)
The ChIP-seq technique enables genome-wide mapping of in vivo protein-DNA interactions and chromatin states. Current analytical approaches for ChIP-seq analysis are largely geared towards single-sample investigations, and have limited applicability in comparative settings that aim to identify combinatorial patterns of enrichment across multiple datasets. We(More)
Previous studies have identified Notch as a key regulator of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) development, but the underlying downstream mechanisms remain unknown. The Notch target Hes1 is widely expressed in the aortic endothelium and hematopoietic clusters, though Hes1-deficient mice show no overt hematopoietic abnormalities. We now demonstrate that Hes is(More)
Reports from several laboratories support a model for glucocorticoid receptor (GR) transformation in cytosol in which a heteromeric 9S complex of GR and the Mr 90,000 heat shock protein undergo a temperature-dependent and hormone-promoted dissociation to yield the free DNA-binding form of the receptor. In this paper, we review evidence that the 9S(More)
Alpha globin expression must be regulated properly to prevent the occurrence of alpha-thalassemias, yet many questions remain unanswered regarding the mechanism of transcriptional activation. Identifying factors that regulate chromatin structure of the endogenous alpha globin locus in developing erythroblasts will provide important mechanistic insight.(More)
The GATA-1-interacting protein Friend Of GATA-1 (FOG-1) is essential for the proper transcriptional activation and repression of numerous GATA-1 target genes. Although FOG-1-independent activation by GATA-1 has been described, all known examples of GATA-1-mediated repression are FOG-1 dependent. In the GATA-1-null G1E cell line, estrogen receptor ligand(More)
We have analyzed publicly available K562 Hi-C data, which enable genome-wide unbiased capturing of chromatin interactions, using a Mixture Poisson Regression Model and a power-law decay background to define a highly specific set of interacting genomic regions. We integrated multiple ENCODE Consortium resources with the Hi-C data, using DNase-seq data and(More)