Term Information [More information on chromatin silencing]

Accession
GO:0006342
Name
chromatin silencing
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
alt. id: GO:0016440
TGS, chromatin-mediated maintenance of transcriptional inactivation, chromatin-mediated silencing, transcriptional gene silencing, heterochromatic silencing
Definition
Repression of transcription by altering the structure of chromatin, e.g. by conversion of large regions of DNA into an inaccessible state often called heterochromatin. Source: PMID:10219245, GOC:mah
Comment
Note that this process is the opposite of chromatin-mediated maintenance of transcription. This regulation is exemplified by members of the Polycomb group, which maintain the inactive state of homeotic gene transcription.
History
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Ancestors of chromatin silencing (GO:0006342)
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chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) cellular process (GO:0009987)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) metabolic process (GO:0008152)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological regulation (GO:0065007)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) cellular metabolic process (GO:0044237)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) nitrogen compound metabolic process (GO:0006807)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) organic substance metabolic process (GO:0071704)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) biosynthetic process (GO:0009058)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) cellular aromatic compound metabolic process (GO:0006725)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) cellular nitrogen compound metabolic process (GO:0034641)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) heterocycle metabolic process (GO:0046483)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) organic cyclic compound metabolic process (GO:1901360)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) primary metabolic process (GO:0044238)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of biological process (GO:0050789)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) cellular biosynthetic process (GO:0044249)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) macromolecule metabolic process (GO:0043170)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of biological process (GO:0048519)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) nucleobase-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0006139)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) organic substance biosynthetic process (GO:1901576)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of cellular process (GO:0050794)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of metabolic process (GO:0019222)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) aromatic compound biosynthetic process (GO:0019438)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) cellular macromolecule metabolic process (GO:0044260)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) cellular nitrogen compound biosynthetic process (GO:0044271)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) heterocycle biosynthetic process (GO:0018130)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of cellular process (GO:0048523)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of metabolic process (GO:0009892)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) nucleic acid metabolic process (GO:0090304)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) organic cyclic compound biosynthetic process (GO:1901362)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of cellular metabolic process (GO:0031323)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of nitrogen compound metabolic process (GO:0051171)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of primary metabolic process (GO:0080090)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) macromolecule biosynthetic process (GO:0009059)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of cellular metabolic process (GO:0031324)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of nitrogen compound metabolic process (GO:0051172)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) nucleobase-containing compound biosynthetic process (GO:0034654)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of biosynthetic process (GO:0009889)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of macromolecule metabolic process (GO:0060255)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of nucleobase-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0019219)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) RNA metabolic process (GO:0016070)
chromatin silencing [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular component organization or biogenesis (GO:0071840)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of biosynthetic process (GO:0009890)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of macromolecule metabolic process (GO:0010605)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of nucleobase-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0045934)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of cellular biosynthetic process (GO:0031326)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of macromolecule biosynthetic process (GO:0010556)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of RNA metabolic process (GO:0051252)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) RNA biosynthetic process (GO:0032774)
chromatin silencing [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular component organization (GO:0016043)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) cellular macromolecule biosynthetic process (GO:0034645)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) gene expression (GO:0010467)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of cellular biosynthetic process (GO:0031327)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of macromolecule biosynthetic process (GO:0010558)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of RNA metabolic process (GO:0051253)
chromatin silencing [Inferred negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates (inferred) nucleic acid-templated transcription (GO:0097659)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of RNA biosynthetic process (GO:2001141)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of RNA biosynthetic process (GO:1902679)
chromatin silencing [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) organelle organization (GO:0006996)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of cellular macromolecule biosynthetic process (GO:2000112)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of gene expression (GO:0010468)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of nucleic acid-templated transcription (GO:1903506)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
chromatin silencing [negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates  transcription, DNA-templated (GO:0006351)
chromatin silencing [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) chromosome organization (GO:0051276)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) macromolecular complex subunit organization (GO:0043933)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of cellular macromolecule biosynthetic process (GO:2000113)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of gene expression (GO:0010629)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) negative regulation of nucleic acid-templated transcription (GO:1903507)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of gene expression, epigenetic (GO:0040029)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of transcription, DNA-templated (GO:0006355)
chromatin silencing [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism cellular process (GO:0044763)
chromatin silencing [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin organization (GO:0006325)
chromatin silencing [is_a relation] is_a  gene silencing (GO:0016458)
chromatin silencing [is_a relation] is_a  negative regulation of gene expression, epigenetic (GO:0045814)
chromatin silencing [is_a relation] is_a  negative regulation of transcription, DNA-templated (GO:0045892)
Children of chromatin silencing (GO:0006342)
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chromatin silencing at centromere (GO:0030702) [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin silencing
chromatin silencing at centromere central core (GO:0072692) [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin silencing
chromatin silencing at centromere outer repeat region (GO:1990141) [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin silencing
chromatin silencing at rDNA (GO:0000183) [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin silencing
chromatin silencing at silent mating-type cassette (GO:0030466) [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin silencing
chromatin silencing at telomere (GO:0006348) [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin silencing
chromatin silencing by small RNA (GO:0031048) [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin silencing
chromatin silencing complex (GO:0005677) [capable_of part of relation] capable_of part of  chromatin silencing
establishment of chromatin silencing (GO:0006343) [part_of relation] part_of  chromatin silencing
heterochromatin assembly involved in chromatin silencing (GO:0070869) [part_of relation] part_of  chromatin silencing
heterochromatin maintenance involved in chromatin silencing (GO:0070870) [part_of relation] part_of  chromatin silencing
heterochromatin organization involved in chromatin silencing (GO:0070868) [part_of relation] part_of  chromatin silencing
maintenance of chromatin silencing (GO:0006344) [part_of relation] part_of  chromatin silencing
methylation-dependent chromatin silencing (GO:0006346) [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin silencing
negative regulation of chromatin silencing (GO:0031936) [negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates  chromatin silencing
negative regulation of chromatin silencing involved in replicative cell aging (GO:0001308) [negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates  chromatin silencing
positive regulation of chromatin silencing (GO:0031937) [positively_regulates relation] positively_regulates  chromatin silencing
regulation of chromatin silencing (GO:0031935) [regulates relation] regulates  chromatin silencing
transfer RNA gene-mediated silencing (GO:0061587) [is_a relation] is_a  chromatin silencing
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