Program in Molecular Medicine; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins | Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity | Cell Biology | Fungi | Genetic Phenomena | Molecular Biology
Dynamic disruption and reassembly of promoter-proximal nucleosomes is a conserved hallmark of transcriptionally active chromatin. Histone H3-K56 acetylation (H3K56Ac) enhances these turnover events and promotes nucleosome assembly during S phase. Here we sequence nascent transcripts to investigate the impact of H3K56Ac on transcription throughout the yeast cell cycle. We find that H3K56Ac is a genome-wide activator of transcription. While H3K56Ac has a major impact on transcription initiation, it also appears to promote elongation and/or termination. In contrast, H3K56Ac represses promiscuous transcription that occurs immediately following replication fork passage, in this case by promoting efficient nucleosome assembly. We also detect a stepwise increase in transcription as cells transit S phase and enter G2, but this response to increased gene dosage does not require H3K56Ac. Thus, a single histone mark can exert both positive and negative impacts on transcription that are coupled to different cell cycle events.
Cell division, DNA replication, Gene expression, Histone post-translational modifications, Transcription
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Nat Commun. 2019 Sep 26;10(1):4372. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12400-5. Link to article on publisher's site
Topal S, Vasseur P, Radman-Livaja M, Peterson CL. (2019). Distinct transcriptional roles for Histone H3-K56 acetylation during the cell cycle in Yeast. Open Access Publications by UMass Chan Authors. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12400-5. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/3998
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