Ashby J Morrison

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While the role of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling in transcription is well established, a link between chromatin remodeling and DNA repair has remained elusive. We have found that the evolutionarily conserved INO80 chromatin remodeling complex directly participates in the repair of a double-strand break (DSB) in yeast. The INO80 complex is recruited to a(More)
Transcriptional induction of cell-cycle regulatory proteins ensures proper timing of subsequent cell-cycle events. Here we show that the Forkhead transcription factor FoxM1 regulates expression of many G2-specific genes and is essential for chromosome stability. Loss of FoxM1 leads to pleiotropic cell-cycle defects, including a delay in G2, chromosome(More)
Chromatin-modifying factors have essential roles in DNA processing pathways that dictate cellular functions. The ability of chromatin modifiers, including the INO80 and SWR1 chromatin-remodelling complexes, to regulate transcriptional processes is well established. However, recent studies reveal that the INO80 and SWR1 complexes have crucial functions in(More)
We have cloned the REV3 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by complementation of the rev3 defect in UV-induced mutagenesis. The nucleotide sequence of this gene encodes a predicted protein of Mr 172,956 showing significant sequence similarity to Epstein-Barr virus DNA polymerase and to other members of a class of DNA polymerases including human DNA polymerase(More)
The yeast Mec1/Tel1 kinases, ATM/ATR in mammals, coordinate the DNA damage response by phosphorylating proteins involved in DNA repair and checkpoint pathways. Recently, ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes, such as the INO80 complex, have also been implicated in DNA damage responses, although regulatory mechanisms that direct their function remain(More)
The RAD6 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is required for normal tolerance of DNA damage and for sporulation, encodes a 172-residue protein whose 23 carboxyl-terminal residues are almost all acidic. We show that this polyacidic sequence appends to RAD6 protein as a polyanionic tail and that its function in vivo does not require stoichiometry of(More)
ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes have been implicated in the regulation of transcription, replication, and more recently DNA double-strand break repair. Here we report that the Ies3p subunit of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae INO80 chromatin remodeling complex interacts with a conserved tetratricopeptide repeat domain of the telomerase protein(More)
The YEATS domain, found in a number of chromatin-associated proteins, has recently been shown to have the capacity to bind histone lysine acetylation. Here, we show that the YEATS domain of Taf14, a member of key transcriptional and chromatin-modifying complexes in yeast, is a selective reader of histone H3 Lys9 acetylation (H3K9ac). Structural analysis(More)
Two key components of mammalian heterochromatin that play a structural role in higher order chromatin organization are the heterochromatin protein 1alpha (HP1alpha) and the linker histone H1. Here, we show that these proteins interact in vivo and in vitro through their hinge and C-terminal domains, respectively. The phosphorylation of H1 by CDK2, which is(More)
(Shen et al., 2000). However, it is not known whether the INO80 complex functions in DNA damage repair Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 directly or indirectly through other mechanisms. Here, we show biochemical and genetic evidence that the INO80 complex is directly involved in DNA repair. The Summary key mechanism is through a specific interaction between the(More)