Sambit Bhattacharya

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To study when and where active genes replicated in early S phase are transcribed, a series of pulse-chase experiments are performed to label replicating chromatin domains (RS) in early S phase and subsequently transcription sites (TS) after chase periods of 0 to 24 h. Surprisingly, transcription activity throughout these chase periods did not show(More)
Numerous studies indicate that the genome of higher eukaryotes is organized into distinct chromosome territories and that the 3-D arrangement of these territories may be closely connected to genomic function and the global regulation of gene expression. Despite this progress, the degree of non-random arrangement remains unclear and no overall model has been(More)
There is growing evidence that chromosome territories have a probabilistic non-random arrangement within the cell nucleus of mammalian cells. Other than their radial positioning, however, our knowledge of the degree and specificity of chromosome territory associations is predominantly limited to studies of pair-wise associations. In this study we have(More)
There is growing evidence that chromosome territories (CT) have a probabilistic non-random arrangement within the cell nucleus of mammalian cells including radial positioning and preferred patterns of interchromosomal interactions that are cell-type specific. While it is generally assumed that the three-dimensional (3D) arrangement of genes within the CT is(More)
Higher order chromatin organization in concert with epigenetic regulation is a key process that determines gene expression at the global level. The organization of dynamic chromatin domains and their associated protein factors is intertwined with nuclear function to create higher levels of functional zones within the cell nucleus. As a step towards(More)
The well-established human epidermal keratinocyte (HEK) differentiation model was investigated to determine possible alterations in chromosome territory (CT) association during differentiation. The seven human chromosomes (1, 4, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18) selected for this analysis are representative of the chromosome size and gene density range of the overall(More)
The interchromosomal organization of a subset of human chromosomes (#1, 4, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18) was examined in G1 and S phase of human WI38 lung fibroblast and MCF10A breast epithelial cells. Radial positioning of the chromosome territories (CTs) was independent of gene density, but size dependent. While no changes in radial positioning during the cell(More)
The interchromosomal spatial positionings of a subset of human chromosomes was examined in the human breast cell line MCF10A (10A) and its malignant counterpart MCF10CA1a (CA1a). The nine chromosomes selected (#1, 4, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 21 and X) cover a wide range in size and gene density and compose ∼40% of the total human genome. Radial positioning of(More)