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OMA-gosh, where's that TAF?

Cell. Oct 3, 2008;135(1):18-20.
Blackwell TK, Walker AK.

Section on Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA.


How transcription is silenced in early embryos has long been a mystery. In this issue, Guven-Ozkan et al. (2008) report that transcriptional repression during worm embryogenesis is mediated through sequestration of the general transcription factor TAF-4 and is regulated by mechanisms that orchestrate the transition between maternal and zygotic gene expression.