developmental processes

Conserved molecular mechanisms

Functional Conservation of the Glide/Gcm Regulatory Network Controlling Glia, Hemocyte and Tendon Cell Differentiation in Drosophila Abstract excerpt: High throughput screens allow us to understand how transcription factors trigger developmental processes including cell specification. A major challenge is the identification of their binding sites because feedback loops and homeostatic interactions may mask the direct impact Conserved molecular mechanisms

Chemical ecology and RNA-mediated control of DNA loops

DNA Loop-the-Loops A new full-genome map indicates how DNA is folded within the nuclei of human cells.By Kate Yandell | December 11, 2014 Excerpt: “…many loops were conserved among cell types, and even between mice and humans. But others seemed to drive cell type-specific gene expression patterns.” My comment to The Scientist Magazine: Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive Chemical ecology and RNA-mediated control of DNA loops