chromatin silencing

id: GO:0006342
name: chromatin silencing
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: 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.

Child Functions

GO:0000183chromatin silencing at rDNA
GO:0006346methylation-dependent chromatin silencing
GO:0006348chromatin silencing at telomere
GO:0030466chromatin silencing at silent mating-type cassette
GO:0030702chromatin silencing at centromere
GO:0031048chromatin silencing by small RNA

Parent Functions

GO:0016458gene silencing
GO:0045814negative regulation of gene expression, epigenetic
GO:0045892negative regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent