Biol. Genome surveillance: silencing mobile DNA. Sci. Brink, R. A. Our studies focus on understanding the roles of chromatin-associated factors, such as histones, histone-modifying enzymes, and silencing proteins, in regulating the silencing of RNA polymerase II-transcribed genes located in the ribosomal DNA locus (rDNA) of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Gene silencing is one of the only cases in S. cerevisiae, where H3 methylation has a clear effect on gene expression. Chromatin loops can also play a role in gene silencing. Model for Lem2-Nur1 in heterochromatin gene silencing. Genetic and cytological studies of maize. Proc. Plant Mol. Fig. The experiments in this proposal will use a combination of genetic, molecular, and biochemical approaches to address how histones and silencing factors affect gene silencing and chromatin structure in the rDNA. PubMed  52 Citations. Mol. Gen. Genet. 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Reversible methylation and inactivation of marker genes in sequentially transformed tobacco plants. Annu. Although most of the pl … The sum of many patterns and interactions of histones (histone code) with chromatin brings about changes in gene expression. Klaas, M.; Amasino, R. M. DNA methylation is reduced in DNaseI-sensitive regions of plant chromatin. USA 83:1767–1771; 1986. In: Chadwick, D. J.; Cardew, G., ed. GeneRIFs: Gene References Into Functions. In turn, these proteins associate with histone deacetylase and chromatin remodelling complexes to cause the stabilization of condensed chromatin. For example, the maternal copy of the insulin-like growth factor 2 (Igf2) gene is silenced by placement in an inactive chromatin loop that prevents enhancer–promoter interaction and allows the exclusive expression of the paternal allele [ 39 Chromatin structure and its alteration play critical roles in the regulation of transcription. 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