3D genome organization is strongly predictive of DNA replication timing in mammalian cells. This work tested the extent to which loop-based genome architecture acts as a regulatory unit of replication timing by using an auxin-inducible system for acute cohesin ablation. Cohesin ablation in a population of cells in asynchronous culture was shown not to disrupt patterns of replication timing as assayed by replication sequencing (RepliSeq) or BrdU-focus microscopy. Furthermore, cohesin ablation prior to S phase entry in synchronized cells was similarly shown to not impact replication timing patterns. These results suggest that cohesin-mediated genome architecture is not required for the execution of replication timing patterns in S phase, nor for the establishment of replication timing domains in G1.
|Publication status||Published - 4 Mar 2019|
- Chromatin interactions
- Genome architecture
- Replication timing