Tethered genes get checked during replication

Cell. 2011 Jul 22;146(2):189-91. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.06.046.


Although events associated with replication stress have long formed the cornerstone of checkpoint activation, questions remain about how cells maintain the integrity of replicating genomes. Now, Bermejo et al. (2011) identify a mechanism directly linking checkpoint function to the relief of topological tension at nuclear pore tethered genes.

Publication types

  • Comment