Other news - Thursday, 28 February, 2019
A new transcription compartment discovered
cycle-coordinated Polymerase II transcription compartment encompasses gene expression before global genome activation
Transcription is globally repressed in early stage of embryo development, but a set of genes including pri-miR-430 and zinc finger genes is known to escape the repression. Here the authors image the very first transcriptional activities in the living zebra fish embryo, demonstrating a cell cycle-coordinated polymerase II transcription compartment.