Do Chromatin Interaction Networks Radiate Pathogenic Contagion in the Genome?
Kuljeet Singh Sandhu
It is being recognized that the eukaryotic genome physically interacts with itself via a complex network of long range chromatin interactions. While the insights to the underlying organizing principles are being worked out, an interesting and rather provocative theme which is emerging is that the genes can cross-talk to influence each others’ epigenetic states. If firmly established, this observation would endow a novel perspective to the genetic and epigenetic basis of disease development. In this letter, I discuss the present evidence and future implications of long-range regulatory cross-talk among genes.
Chromatin interaction, cross talk
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, India.