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Polycomb-group (PcG) and Trithorax-group proteins together form a maintenance machinery that is responsible for stable heritable states of gene activity. While the best-studied target genes are the Hox genes of the Antennapedia and Bithorax complexes, a large number of key developmental genes are also Polycomb (Pc) targets, indicating a widespread role for(More)
Systematic annotation of gene regulatory elements is a major challenge in genome science. Direct mapping of chromatin modification marks and transcriptional factor binding sites genome-wide has successfully identified specific subtypes of regulatory elements. In Drosophila several pioneering studies have provided genome-wide identification of Polycomb(More)
BACKGROUND Insulator elements are proposed to play a key role in the organization of the regulatory architecture of the genome. In Drosophila, one of the best studied is the gypsy retrotransposon insulator, which is bound by the Suppressor of Hairy-wing (Su [Hw]) transcriptional regulator. Immunolocalization studies suggest that there are several hundred(More)
Insulator or enhancer-blocking elements are proposed to play an important role in the regulation of transcription by preventing inappropriate enhancer/promoter interaction. The zinc-finger protein CTCF is well studied in vertebrates as an enhancer blocking factor, but Drosophila CTCF has only been characterised recently. To date only one endogenous binding(More)
The connectin gene of Drosophila has been identified as a candidate direct target of homeotic gene control and has also been implicated in the formation of specific neuromuscular connections. The gene product, connectin, is a member of the leucine-rich repeat protein family and we show that it is attached to the cell surface via a(More)
We have used a chromatin immunoprecipitation-microarray (ChIP-array) approach to investigate the in vivo targets of heat-shock factor (Hsf) in Drosophila embryos. We show that this method identifies Hsf target sites with high fidelity and resolution. Using cDNA arrays in a genomic search for Hsf targets, we identified 141 genes with highly significant ChIP(More)
The majority of adult organs of a holometabolic insect like Drosophila melanogaster are derived from specific imaginal cells. These cells differ from their larval equivalents in many important cellular characteristics, ranging from the nature of the cell cycle to the timing and pattern of cellular differentiation. Here we describe the cellular, molecular(More)
  • Robert A White, Hopkins, St Francis, Xatier High, School d, September
  • 2013
This Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the Theses and Dissertations at Loyola eCommons. It has been accepted for inclusion in Master's Theses by an authorized administrator of Loyola eCommons. For more information, please contact ecommons@luc.edu. of that same year, and for two years pursued the Bachelor of Arts course 1n that University.