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Title: Integration of External Signaling Pathways with the Core Transcriptional Network in Embryonic Stem Cells
Authors: Chen, X.
Xu, H.
Yuan, P.
Fang, F.
Huss, M.
Vega, V.B.
Wong, E.
Orlov, Y.L.
Zhang, W.
Jiang, J.
Loh, Y.-H.
Yeo, H.C.
Yeo, Z.X.
Narang, V.
Govindarajan, K.R.
Leong, B.
Shahab, A.
Ruan, Y.
Bourque, G.
Sung, W.-K.
Clarke, N.D.
Wei, C.-L.
Ng, H.-H. 
Keywords: DNA
Issue Date: 13-Jun-2008
Citation: Chen, X., Xu, H., Yuan, P., Fang, F., Huss, M., Vega, V.B., Wong, E., Orlov, Y.L., Zhang, W., Jiang, J., Loh, Y.-H., Yeo, H.C., Yeo, Z.X., Narang, V., Govindarajan, K.R., Leong, B., Shahab, A., Ruan, Y., Bourque, G., Sung, W.-K., Clarke, N.D., Wei, C.-L., Ng, H.-H. (2008-06-13). Integration of External Signaling Pathways with the Core Transcriptional Network in Embryonic Stem Cells. Cell 133 (6) : 1106-1117. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Transcription factors (TFs) and their specific interactions with targets are crucial for specifying gene-expression programs. To gain insights into the transcriptional regulatory networks in embryonic stem (ES) cells, we use chromatin immunoprecipitation coupled with ultra-high-throughput DNA sequencing (ChIP-seq) to map the locations of 13 sequence-specific TFs (Nanog, Oct4, STAT3, Smad1, Sox2, Zfx, c-Myc, n-Myc, Klf4, Esrrb, Tcfcp2l1, E2f1, and CTCF) and 2 transcription regulators (p300 and Suz12). These factors are known to play different roles in ES-cell biology as components of the LIF and BMP signaling pathways, self-renewal regulators, and key reprogramming factors. Our study provides insights into the integration of the signaling pathways into the ES-cell-specific transcription circuitries. Intriguingly, we find specific genomic regions extensively targeted by different TFs. Collectively, the comprehensive mapping of TF-binding sites identifies important features of the transcriptional regulatory networks that define ES-cell identity. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Cell
ISSN: 00928674
DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2008.04.043
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