The role of enhancer RNAs in epigenetic regulation of gene expression

Homa Rahnamoun, Paola Orozco, Shannon M. Lauberth*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since the discovery that enhancers can support transcription, the roles of enhancer RNAs have remained largely elusive. We identified that enhancer RNAs interact with and augment bromodomain engagement with acetylated chromatin. Here, we discuss our recent findings and the potential mechanisms underlying the regulation and functions of enhancer RNA-bromodomain associations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • BRD4
  • Enhancer
  • bromodomain
  • chromatin
  • eRNA
  • gene regulation
  • histone modification
  • transcription

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology


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