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Fig. 1 | Epigenetics & Chromatin

Fig. 1

From: Sporadic DUX4 expression in FSHD myocytes is associated with incomplete repression by the PRC2 complex and gain of H3K9 acetylation on the contracted D4Z4 allele

Fig. 1

PCR amplification of permissive alleles in FSHD cells. a Diagram of two unique terminal D4Z4 junctions of permissive alleles in FSHD. Both haplotypes contain a permissive SSLP of 161 bp length and a polyadenylation signal (ATTAAA). The junction of the distal end of the D4Z4 array is different resulting in a slightly longer 3′ untranslated region in the A161-L version [also called long last partial (LLP)]. Introns are noted by dashed lines between splice sites and exons are noted as black boxes with the thicker portion corresponding to the ORF of the DUX4 protein. PCR primers that uniquely identify the A161-L form are shown as arrows in the distal region of the array (LLP). b Table showing genotypes of the cell lines used to characterize the LLP primers. DIR1 primers are homologous to a common region present in all arrays just centromeric to the start. Note that FSHD1 and non-FSHD control myoblast lines both have permissive A161-L arrays with disease causing length of 12 kb in the FSHD line (2 repeats) and disease protective length in the control line (74 repeats). c DNA fragments amplified from genomic DNA purified from the cell lines shown in (b) and the expected result shown below. The locations of the LLP primers are shown in (a)

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