Caroline A Phelan

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Repression of gene transcription by the nuclear receptor Rev-erbα plays an integral role in the core molecular circadian clock. We report the crystal structure of a nuclear receptor–co-repressor (N-CoR) interaction domain 1 (ID1) peptide bound to truncated human Rev-erbα ligand-binding domain (LBD). The ID1 peptide forms an unprecedented antiparallel(More)
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors perturb the cell cycle and have great potential as anti-cancer agents, but their mechanism of action is not well established. HDACs classically function as repressors of gene expression, tethered to sequence-specific transcription factors. Here we report that HDAC3 is a critical, transcription-independent regulator of(More)
Classically, activated transcription by nuclear receptors (NRs) is due to a ligand-induced switch from corepressor- to coactivator-bound states. However, coactivators and corepressors recognize overlapping surfaces of liganded and unliganded NRs, respectively. Here we show that, at sufficiently high concentration, the NR corepressor (NCoR) influences the(More)
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