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Allele-specific binding of ZFP57 in the epigenetic regulation of imprinted and non-imprinted monoallelic expression

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), May 2015
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Allele-specific binding of ZFP57 in the epigenetic regulation of imprinted and non-imprinted monoallelic expression
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Genome Biology (Online Edition), May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13059-015-0672-7
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Ruslan Strogantsev, Felix Krueger, Kazuki Yamazawa, Hui Shi, Poppy Gould, Megan Goldman-Roberts, Kirsten McEwen, Bowen Sun, Roger Pedersen, Anne C. Ferguson-Smith


Selective maintenance of genomic epigenetic imprints during pre-implantation development is required for parental origin-specific expression of imprinted genes. The Kruppel-like zinc finger protein ZFP57 acts as a factor necessary for maintaining the DNA methylation memory at multiple imprinting control regions in early mouse embryos and embryonic stem (ES) cells. Maternal-zygotic deletion of ZFP57 in mice presents a highly penetrant phenotype with no animals surviving to birth. Additionally, several cases of human transient neonatal diabetes are associated with somatic mutations in the ZFP57 coding sequence. Here, we comprehensively map sequence-specific ZFP57 binding sites in an allele-specific manner using hybrid ES cell lines from reciprocal crosses between C57BL/6J and Cast/EiJ mice, assigning allele specificity to approximately two-thirds of all binding sites. While half of these are biallelic and include endogenous retrovirus (ERV) targets, the rest show monoallelic binding based either on parental-origin or on genetic background of the allele. Parental-origin allele-specific binding is methylation-dependent and maps only to imprinting control differentially methylated regions (DMRs) established in the germline. We identify new imprinted genes, including the Fkbp6 gene, which has a critical function in mouse male germ cell development. Genetic background-specific sequence differences also influence ZFP57 binding, as genetic variation that disrupts the consensus binding motif and its methylation is often associated with monoallelic expression of neighboring genes. The work described here uncovers further roles for ZFP57-mediated regulation of genomic imprinting and identifies a novel mechanism for genetically determined monoallelic gene expression.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 150 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 26%
Researcher 33 22%
Student > Bachelor 20 13%
Student > Master 17 11%
Professor 7 5%
Other 20 13%
Unknown 15 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 62 41%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 5%
Neuroscience 5 3%
Computer Science 4 3%
Other 9 6%
Unknown 17 11%

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