Enhancer-promoter communication: hubs or loops?

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There has been a sea change in our view of transcription regulation during the past decade (Fukaya et al., 2016, Lim et al., 2018, Hnisz et al., 2017 [3], Liu et al., 2018 [4], Kato et al., 2012). Classical models of enhancer-promoter interactions and the stepwise assembly of individual RNA Polymerase II (Pol II) complexes have given way to the realization that active transcription foci contain clusters—hubs—of transcriptional activators and Pol II. Here we summarize recent findings pointing to the occurrence of transcription hubs and the implications of such hubs on the regulation of gene activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Genetics and Development
StatePublished - Apr 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology


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