Oliver Weth

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The zinc-finger protein CTCF was originally identified in the context of gene silencing and gene repression (Baniahmad et al. 1990; Lobanenkov et al. 1990). CTCF was later shown to be involved in several transcriptional mechanisms such as gene activation (Vostrov et al. 2002) and enhancer blocking (Filippova et al. 2001; Hark et al. 2000; Kanduri et al.(More)
The conserved 11 zinc-finger protein CTCF is involved in several transcriptional mechanisms, including insulation and enhancer blocking. We had previously identified two composite elements consisting of a CTCF and a TR binding site at the chicken lysozyme and the human c-myc genes. Using these it has been demonstrated that thyroid hormone mediates the(More)
Insulators functionally separate active chromatin domains from inactive ones. The insulator factor, CTCF, has been found to bind to boundaries and to mediate insulator function. CTCF binding sites are depleted for the histone modification H3K27me3 and are enriched for the histone variant H3.3. In order to determine whether demethylation of H3K27me3 and H3.3(More)
Insulator mediated alteration in higher-order chromatin and/or nucleosome organization is an important aspect of epigenetic gene regulation. Recent studies have suggested a key role for CP190 in such processes. In this study, we analysed the effects of ectopically tethered insulator factors on chromatin structure and found that CP190 induces large-scale(More)
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