SPIN reveals genome-wide landscape of nuclear compartmentalization

Yuchuan Wang, Yang Zhang, Ruochi Zhang, Tom van Schaik, Liguo Zhang, Takayo Sasaki, Daniel Peric-Hupkes, Yu Chen, David M. Gilbert, Bas van Steensel, Andrew S. Belmont, Jian Ma

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We report SPIN, an integrative computational method to reveal genome-wide intranuclear chromosome positioning and nuclear compartmentalization relative to multiple nuclear structures, which are pivotal for modulating genome function. As a proof-of-principle, we use SPIN to integrate nuclear compartment mapping (TSA-seq and DamID) and chromatin interaction data (Hi-C) from K562 cells to identify 10 spatial compartmentalization states genome-wide relative to nuclear speckles, lamina, and putative associations with nucleoli. These SPIN states show novel patterns of genome spatial organization and their relation to other 3D genome features and genome function (transcription and replication timing). SPIN provides critical insights into nuclear spatial and functional compartmentalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number36
JournalGenome biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • 3D genome organization
  • Nuclear bodies
  • Nuclear compartmentalization
  • Probabilistic graphical model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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