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Enhancer Communities in Adipocyte Differentiation (Susanne Mandrup)

Episode 85

October 6, 2022

In this episode of the Epigenetics Podcast, we caught up with Susanne Mandrup from the University of Southern Denmark to talk about her work on the role of enhancer communities in adipocyte differentiation.

The Laboratory of Susanne Mandrup focuses on the effect of enhancers and enhancer communities on the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cell into adipocytes and osteoblasts. The team has shown that there is significant cross-talk between enhancers and that these form communities of highly interconnected enhancers. Inactive enhancers are then activated by association with these pre-existing enhancer networks to facilitate gene expression in adipocyte differentiation.