A Lamina-Associated Domain Border Governs Nuclear Lamina Interactions, Transcription, and Recombination of the Tcrb Locus

Shiwei Chen, Teresa Romeo Luperchio, Xianrong Wong, Europe B. Doan, Aaron T. Byrd, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Karen L. Reddy, Michael S. Krangel

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Abstract

Tcrb locus V(D)J recombination is regulated by positioning at the nuclear periphery. Here, we used DamID to profile Tcrb locus interactions with the nuclear lamina at high resolution. We identified a lamina-associated domain (LAD) border composed of several CTCF-binding elements that segregates active non-LAD from inactive LAD regions of the locus. Deletion of the LAD border causes an enhancer-dependent spread of histone H3 lysine 27 acetylation from the active recombination center into recombination center-proximal LAD chromatin. This is associated with a disruption to nuclear lamina association, increased chromatin looping to the recombination center, and increased transcription and recombination of recombination center-proximal gene segments. Our results show that a LAD and LAD border are critical components of Tcrb locus gene regulation and suggest that LAD borders may generally function to constrain the activity of nearby enhancers. Chen et al. identify a Tcrb locus lamina-associated domain border that constrains the activity of the Tcrb enhancer. Deletion of the border causes enhancer-dependent loss of nuclear lamina association, spreading of H3K27 acetylation, and elevated transcription and VDJ recombination of gene segments in affected chromatin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1729-1740.e6
JournalCell Reports
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2018

Keywords

  • CTCF
  • DamID
  • LAD border
  • T cell receptor β
  • Tcrb
  • V(D)J recombination
  • lamina-associated domain
  • nuclear lamina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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