Dynamics of nuclear architecture during early embryonic development and lessons from liveimaging
Federico Pecori and Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla (2023 Mar 27) Dynamics of nuclear architecture during early embryonic development and lessons from liveimaging. Developmental Cell 58:6, P435-449. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2023.02.018
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Nuclear organization has emerged as a potential key regulator of genome function. During development, the deployment of transcriptional programs must be tightly coordinated with cell division and is often accompanied by major changes in the repertoire of expressed genes. These transcriptional and developmental events are paralleled by changes in the chromatin landscape. Numerous studies have revealed the dynamics of nuclear organization underlying them. In addition, advances in live-imaging-based methodologies enable the study of nuclear organization with high spatial and temporal resolution. In this Review, we summarize the current knowledge of the changes in nuclear architecture in the early embryogenesis of various model systems. Furthermore, to highlight the importance of integrating fixed-cell and live approaches, we discuss how different live-imaging techniques can be applied to examine nuclear processes and their contribution to our understanding of transcription and chromatin dynamics in early development. Finally, we provide future avenues for outstanding questions in this field.