Jin Y, et al. (2009) Genetic and Genomewide Analysis of Simultaneous Mutations in Acetylated and Methylated Lysine Residues in Histone H3 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics 181(2):461-72
Abstract: Acetylated and methylated lysine residues in histone H3 play important roles in regulating yeast gene expression and other cellular processes. Previous studies have suggested that histone H3 acetylated and methylated lysine residues may functionally interact through interdependent pathways to regulate gene transcription. A common genetic test for functional interdependence is to characterize the phenotype of a double mutant. Using this strategy, we tested the genetic interaction between histone H3 mutant alleles that simultaneously eliminate acetylated or methylated lysine residues. Our results indicate that mutation of histone H3 acetylated lysine residues alleviates growth phenotypes exhibited by the H3 methylated lysine mutant. In contrast, histone H3 acetylated and methylated lysine mutants display largely independent effects on yeast gene expression. Intriguingly, these expression changes are preferentially associated with chromosomal regions in which histone H3 lysine residues are hypo-acetylated and hypo-methylated. Finally, we show that the acetylated and methylated lysine mutants have strikingly different effects on the binding of Sir4 to yeast telomeres, suggesting that histone H3 acetylated lysine residues regulate yeast silencing through a mechanism independent of SIR binding.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 19087956|
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