Sambit Bhattacharya

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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)
Discrete chromatin domains (ChrD), containing an average of ~1 Mbp DNA, represent the basic structural units for the regulation of DNA organization and replication in situ. In this study, a bio-computational approach is employed to simultaneously measure the translational motion of large populations of ChrD in the cell nucleus of living cells. Both movement(More)
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)
Genomic DNA in mammalian cells is organized into ~1 Mbp chromatin domains (ChrD) which represent the basic structural units for DNA compaction, replication, and transcription. Remarkably, ChrD are highly dynamic and undergo both translational movement and configurational changes. In this study, we introduce an automated motion tracking analysis to measure,(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)
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)
We present a 3-D mapping in WI38 human diploid fibroblast cells of chromosome territories (CT) 13,14,15,21, and 22, which contain the nucleolar organizing regions (NOR) and participate in the formation of nucleoli. The nuclear radial positioning of NOR-CT correlated with the size of chromosomes with smaller CT more interior. A high frequency of pairwise(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)