Transcriptional regulation and its misregulation in disease

Cell. 2013 Mar 14;152(6):1237-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.02.014.


The gene expression programs that establish and maintain specific cell states in humans are controlled by thousands of transcription factors, cofactors, and chromatin regulators. Misregulation of these gene expression programs can cause a broad range of diseases. Here, we review recent advances in our understanding of transcriptional regulation and discuss how these have provided new insights into transcriptional misregulation in disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Disease / genetics*
  • Gene Expression Regulation*
  • Gene Regulatory Networks
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / genetics
  • RNA, Untranslated / genetics
  • RNA, Untranslated / metabolism
  • Transcription, Genetic*


  • RNA, Untranslated