The control of gene expression in macrophages

Renato Ostuni, Gioacchino Natoli

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Recent advances in high-throughput genomic technologies have allowed the definition of some fundamental principles underlying chromatin-mediated regulation of gene expression. In this context, macrophages have emerged as a paradigmatic cell population, whose analysis yielded principles widely applicable to multiple cellular systems. In this chapter we discuss the epigenetic and chromatin determinants of inducible transcription in macrophages, and how developmental and environmental inputs integrate at noncoding cis-regulatory elements to determine context-dependent gene expression. The resulting models provide a conceptual framework to understand the transcriptional foundations of macrophage functions in physiology and disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMacrophages: Biology and Role in the Pathology of Diseases
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781493913114, 1493913107, 9781493913107
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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