Polymer Modeling Predicts Chromosome Reorganization in Senescence

Michael Chiang, Davide Michieletto, Chris A. Brackley, Nattaphong Rattanavirotkul, Hisham Mohammed, Davide Marenduzzo, Tamir Chandra

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Chiang et al. use polymer simulations to investigate the roles of heterochromatin and lamina interactions on nuclear reorganization in cellular senescence. Their model captures chromatin organization in growing, senescent, and progeroid cells and predicts that a polymeric phase transition underlies the ensuing rearrangements in the chromatin contact network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3212-3223.e6
JournalCell Reports
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 17 2019


  • cellular senescence
  • genome organization
  • heterochromatin
  • nuclear lamina
  • phase transitions
  • polymer simulations
  • progeria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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