Arnaud Depaux

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The histone variant H3.3 marks active chromatin by replacing the conventional histone H3.1. In this study, we investigate the detailed mechanism of H3.3 replication-independent deposition. We found that the death domain-associated protein DAXX and the chromatin remodeling factor ATRX (alpha-thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome protein) are specifically(More)
Male germ cell differentiation is a highly regulated multistep process initiated by the commitment of progenitor cells into meiosis and characterized by major chromatin reorganizations in haploid spermatids. We report here that a single member of the double bromodomain BET factors, Brdt, is a master regulator of both meiotic divisions and post-meiotic(More)
ATP-dependent chromatin remodellers allow access to DNA for transcription factors and the general transcription machinery, but whether mammalian chromatin remodellers target specific nucleosomes to regulate transcription is unclear. Here we present genome-wide remodeller-nucleosome interaction profiles for the chromatin remodellers Chd1, Chd2, Chd4, Chd6,(More)
The mammalian genome contains numerous regions known as facultative heterochromatin, which contribute to transcriptional silencing during development and cell differentiation. We have analyzed the pattern of histone modifications associated with facultative heterochromatin within the mouse imprinted Snurf-Snrpn cluster, which is homologous to the human(More)
Protein inhibitor of activated STAT (Pias) and human homologues of seven in absentia (hSiah) proteins both exhibit properties of ubiquitin-family peptides conjugating enzymes. Pias present E3-ligase activity for small ubiquitin-related modifiers (Sumo) covalent attachment to their targets. This post-translational modification is responsible for the(More)
HSiah1 and 2 are members of the Ring finger-type family of ubiquitin E3-ligase proteins. They contribute to the degradation of multiple targets by interacting with both the ubiquitin conjugating enzyme E2 and the substrate to be ubiquitylated prior to proteasomal degradation. Ring finger proteins have also been shown to regulate their own stability through(More)
Binding partners of the Src homology domains of Vav-1 were characterized by a two-hybrid screening of a Jurkat cell cDNA library. One of the isolated clones encoded a new protein named VIK that belongs to the Kruppel-like zinc-finger gene family. Genome mapping showed that a single gene positioned at chromosome 7q22.1 generated three possible isoforms(More)
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