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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. keith.blackwell@joslin.harvard.edu

Abstract:

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.