Department of Cell Biology

Barbara Birshtein, PhD -- Recent Publications


Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Chanin Bldg., Room 417

Research Interest 
Recent Publications 


Garrett, F.E. Emelyanov, A.V., Sepulveda, M.A., Flanagan, P., Volpi, S., Li, F., Loukinov, D., Eckhardt, L.A., Lobanenkov, V.V. and Birshtein, B.K. (2005). “Chromatin architecture near a potential 3’ end of the Igh locus Involves modular regulation of histone modifications during B-cell development and in vivo occupancy at CTCF sites” Mol. Cell Biol. 25 (4):1511-1525.

Rachel A. Steinman and Barbara K. Birshtein (2007). "Treatment and Awareness of Type II Diabetes in Beijing, China, Compared to New York", Diabetes Educator 33:282-290.

Ju, Z., Volpi, S. A., Hassan, R., Martinez, N., Giannini, S. L., Gold, T., and Birshtein, B. K. (2007). "Evidence for physical interaction between the immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region and the 3' regulatory region." J. Biol. Chem. 282:35169-35178.

Giambra, V., Volpi, S., Emelyanov, A.V., Pflugh, D., Bothwell, A.L.M., Norio, P., Fan, Y., Ju, Z., Skoultchi, A. I., Hardy, R. R., Frezza, D., and Birshtein, B. K. (2008) "Pax5 and linker histone H1 coordinate DNA methylation and histone modifications in the 3' regulatory region of the immunoglobuiin heavy chain locus". Mol. Cell. Biol. 2008 Oct; 28(19):6123-33.

Sanjukta Chatterjee, Zhongliang Ju, Rabih Hassan, Sabrina A. Volpi, Alexander V. Emelyanov, and Barbara K. Birshtein 2011 “Dynamic Changes in Binding of Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain 3’ Regulatory Region to Protein Factors during Class Switching,” J Biol Chem 286:29303-12. PMID 21685395. PMC3190736.

Zhongliang Ju, Sanjukta Chatterjee, and Barbara K. Birshtein. 2011 “Interaction between the Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain 3’ Regulatory Region and the IgH Transcription Unit during B cell Differentiation,” Mol Immunol 49(1-2):297-303. PMID 21945019 PMCID: PMC3238056.

Sabrina A. Volpi, Jiyoti Verma-Gaur, Rabih Hassan, Zhongliang Ju, Sergio Roa, Sanjukta Chatterjee, Uwe Werling, Harry Hou, Jr., Britta Will, Ulrich Steidl, Matthew D. Scharff, Winfried Edelmann, Ann J. Feeney, and Barbara K. Birshtein (2012) Germline Deletion of Igh 3’ Regulatory Region Elements hs5-7 Affects B Cell-Specific Regulation, Rearrangement and Insulation of the Igh locus. J. Immunol. 188:2556-2566. PMID: 22345664 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] PMCID: PMC3430471.

Birshtein, Barbara K. (2012) The role of CTCF binding sites in the 3’ Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Regulatory Region. Front Genet. 2012;3:251. Epub 2012 Nov 16. PMID: 23162572 [PubMed] Free PMC Article.


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