V Pirrotta


Affiliation: University of Geneva
Country: Switzerland


  1. Pirrotta V, Chan C, McCabe D, Qian S. Distinct parasegmental and imaginal enhancers and the establishment of the expression pattern of the Ubx gene. Genetics. 1995;141:1439-50 pubmed
    ..The interaction of these elements results in the correct expression of Ubx in imaginal tissues. ..
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    Pirrotta V. PcG complexes and chromatin silencing. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1997;7:249-58 pubmed
    ..How such a complex interferes with transcriptional activity is not entirely clear but current evidence suggests that they compete with the chromatin structure required for the binding of activators. ..
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    Pirrotta V. Chromatin-silencing mechanisms in Drosophila maintain patterns of gene expression. Trends Genet. 1997;13:314-8 pubmed
    ..In vivo, complexes formed at one genomic site can interact with those at other sites, suggesting that they, like heterochromatin complexes, affect the folding of chromatin and the organization of chromosomes in the nucleus. ..