pericentromeric love



from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Situated near, or on each side of, the centromere of a chromosome


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Genomic segments of various lengths from different regions of the genome were duplicated to an ancestral pericentromeric region followed by the dispersal of a mosaic genomic segment to multiple pericentromeric regions.

    ID in their own words: Paul Nelson - The Panda's Thumb

  • This aberration was corroborated by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization, using a chromosome 18 pericentromeric probe, in the basaloid epithelial component of 7 of 11 pilomatricomas, including the index case.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • CNVs are found more often in pericentromeric and subtelomeric regions and they overlap significantly with regions of segmental duplications.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Lockett S, Muegge K (2003) Association of Lsh, a regulator of DNA methylation, with pericentromeric heterochromatin is dependent on intact heterochromatin.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The chromocenter acts as a hub for the deposition of heterochromatic markers, controlling centromeric and pericentromeric DNA replication timing and chromosome segregation.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.