Oleg Sherbakov - Physicists model chromosome folding, reveal how loops affect spatial organization of the genome:

https://phys.org/news/2023-11-physicists-chromosome-reveal-loops-affect.html

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Oleg Sherbakov - Physicists model chromosome folding, reveal how loops affect spatial organization of the genome: https://phys.org/news/2023-11-physicists-chromosome-reveal-loops-affect.html #ChromosomalLoop #ChromosomeFolding #Chromosome #DNAFolding #DNA #LoopExtrusion #Topology #HumanGenome #Genome #PolymerPhysics #Polymer #Physics #Genomics #Biology
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Physicists model chromosome folding, reveal how loops affect spatial organization of the genome
Human chromosomes are long polymer chains that store genetic information. The nucleus of each cell contains the entire human genome (DNA) encoded on 46 chromosomes with a total length of about 2 meters. To fit into the microscopic cell nucleus and at the same time provide constant access to genetic information, chromosomes are folded in the nucleus in a special, predetermined way. DNA folding is an urgent task at the intersection of polymer physics and systems biology.
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