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Cell DOI:10.1016/j.cell.2011.02.015

Impulse control: temporal dynamics in gene transcription.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsYosef, N, Regev, A
JournalCell
Volume144
Issue6
Pages886-96
Date Published2011/03/18
ISSN0092-8674
Abstract

Regulatory circuits controlling gene expression constantly rewire to adapt to environmental stimuli, differentiation cues, and disease. We review our current understanding of the temporal dynamics of gene expression in eukaryotes and prokaryotes and the molecular mechanisms that shape them. We delineate several prototypical temporal patterns, including "impulse" (or single-pulse) patterns in response to transient environmental stimuli, sustained (or state-transitioning) patterns in response to developmental cues, and oscillating patterns. We focus on impulse responses and their higher-order temporal organization in regulons and cascades and describe how core protein circuits and cis-regulatory sequences in promoters integrate with chromatin architecture to generate these responses.

URLhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0092-8674(11)00129-2
DOI10.1016/j.cell.2011.02.015
Pubmed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21414481?dopt=Abstract