Roth SY, et al. (1992) Stable nucleosome positioning and complete repression by the yeast alpha 2 repressor are disrupted by amino-terminal mutations in histone H4. Genes Dev 6(3):411-25
Abstract: Nucleosomes are positioned in the presence of the yeast repressor alpha 2 in minichromosomes containing the alpha 2 operator and on the promoters of a-cell-specific genes regulated by alpha 2. To investigate the possibility that alpha 2 directs nucleosome position through an interaction with a component of the core particle, we analyzed chromatin structures adjacent to the operator in alpha cells containing mutations in the amino-terminal region of histone H4. Deletion or point mutation of specific amino acids in histone H4 altered the location and/or stability of nucleosomes adjacent to the alpha 2 operator. These changes in chromatin structure were accompanied by partial derepression of a beta-galactosidase reporter construct under alpha 2 control, even though alpha 2 remained bound to its operator sequence. Our data suggest that complete repression by alpha 2 requires stable positioning of nucleosomes in promoter regions and this positioning involves the conserved amino-terminal region of histone H4.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 1547940|
Topics addressed in this paper
Number of different genes curated to this paper: 5
- To find other papers on a gene and topic, click on the colored ball in the appropriate box.
- displays other papers with information about that topic for that gene.
- displays other papers in SGD that are associated with that topic.
The topic is addressed in these papers but does not describe a specific gene or chromosomal feature.
- To go to the Locus page for a gene, click on the gene name.