Detailed genomic contact maps have revealed that chromosomes are structurally organized in megabase-sized topologically associated domains (TADs) that encompass smaller subTADs. These domains segregate in the nuclear space to form active and inactive nuclear compartments, but cause and consequence of compartmentalization are largely unknown. Here, we… (More)
Insulators drive nuclear organization by blocking or facilitating interactions between DNA regulatory elements. Ong et al. show that poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of insulator binding proteins modulates their ability to physically interact with distant regulatory elements, implicating posttranslational modifications of nonhistone proteins in genome architecture.