Juan Manuel Caravaca

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While most transcription factors exit the chromatin during mitosis and the genome becomes silent, a subset of factors remains and "bookmarks" genes for rapid reactivation as cells progress through the cell cycle. However, it is unknown whether such bookmarking factors bind to chromatin similarly in mitosis and how different binding capacities among them(More)
We have performed a very extensive investigation of chromatin folding in different buffers over a wide range of ionic conditions similar to those found in eukaryotic cells. Our results show that in the presence of physiological concentrations of monovalent cations and/or low concentrations of divalent cations, small chicken erythrocyte chromatin fragments(More)
We have performed a very extensive electron microscopy investigation of the chromatin structures extruded from partially denatured metaphase chromosomes from HeLa cells under a wide variety of conditions. Denatured chromosomes having fibres as the dominant structural element are obtained in the presence of buffers of very low concentration or after(More)
In a previous work we observed multilayered plate-like structures surrounding partially denatured HeLa chromosomes at metaphase ionic conditions. This unexpected finding has led us to carry out an extensive investigation of these structures. Our results show that plates can also be found in metaphase chromosomes from chicken lymphocytes. We have used atomic(More)
Large quantities of DNA, RNA, proteins and other cellular components are often required for biochemistry and molecular biology experiments. The short life cycle of Drosophila enables collection of large quantities of material from embryos, larvae, pupae and adult flies, in a synchronized way, at a low economic cost. A major strategy for propagating large(More)
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