Activation of stably silenced genes by recruitment of a synthetic de-methylating module
Publication Year 2022-09-23,Volume 13,Issue #1,Page 5582
Journal Title
Nature Communications
Stably silenced genes that display a high level of CpG dinucleotide methylation are refractory to the current generation of dCas9-based activation systems. To counter this, we create an improved activation system by coupling the catalytic domain of DNA demethylating enzyme TET1 with transcriptional activators (TETact). We show that TETact demethylation-coupled activation is able to induce transcription of suppressed genes, both individually and simultaneously in cells, and has utility across a number of cell types. Furthermore, we show that TETact can effectively reactivate embryonic haemoglobin genes in non-erythroid cells. We anticipate that TETact will expand the existing CRISPR toolbox and be valuable for functional studies, genetic screens and potential therapeutics.
Research Division(s)
Immunology; Bioinformatics
PubMed ID
Open Access at Publisher's Site
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