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Series GSE40822 Query DataSets for GSE40822
Status Public on Oct 18, 2012
Title Non-coding transcription within the Igh distal VH region at PAIR elements affects the 3D structure of the Igh locus in pro-B cells
Organism Mus musculus
Experiment type Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencing
Summary Non-coding sense and antisense germline transcription within the immunoglobulin heavy chain locus precedes V(D)J recombination and has been proposed to be associated with Igh locus accessibility, although its precise role remains elusive. However, no global analysis of germline transcription throughout the Igh locus has been done. Therefore, we performed directional RNAseq, demonstrating the locations and extent of both sense and antisense transcription throughout the Igh locus. Surprisingly, the majority of antisense transcripts are localized around two PAIR elements in the distal IghV region. Importantly, long-distance loops measured by 3C are observed between these two active PAIR promoters and Eμ, the start site of Iμ germline transcription, in a lineage- and stage-specific manner, even though this antisense transcription is Eμ-independent. YY1-/- pro-B cells are greatly impaired in distal VH gene rearrangement and Igh locus compaction, and we demonstrate that YY1 deficiency greatly reduces antisense transcription and PAIR-Eμ interactions. ChIP-seq shows high level YY1 binding only at Eμ, but low levels near some antisense promoters. PAIR-Eμ interactions are not disrupted by DRB, which blocks transcription elongation without disrupting transcription factories once they are established, but the looping is reduced after heat shock treatment, which disrupts transcription factories. We propose that transcription-mediated interactions, most likely at transcription factories, initially compact the Igh locus, bringing distal VH genes close to the DJH rearrangement, which is adjacent to Eμ. Therefore, we hypothesize that one key role of non-coding germline transcription is to facilitate locus compaction, allowing distal VH genes to undergo efficient rearrangement.
Overall design ChIP Seq YY1 vs. input control
Contributor(s) Torkamani A, Feeney AJ
Citation(s) 23027941
Submission date Sep 12, 2012
Last update date May 15, 2019
Contact name Ali Torkamani
Organization name TSRI
Street address 3344 North Torrey Pines Court Suite 300
City La Jolla
State/province CA
ZIP/Postal code 92037
Country USA
Platforms (1)
GPL11002 Illumina Genome Analyzer IIx (Mus musculus)
Samples (2)
GSM1002560 YY1 Chip-Seq
GSM1002561 Chip-Seq input control
Affiliated with GSE40984
BioProject PRJNA175047
SRA SRP015726

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