Daria V. Kopytova

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SAGA/TFTC-type multiprotein complexes play important roles in the regulation of transcription. We have investigated the importance of the nuclear positioning of a gene, its transcription and the consequent export of the nascent mRNA. We show that E(y)2 is a subunit of the SAGA/TFTC-type histone acetyl transferase complex in Drosophila and that E(y)2(More)
The Drosophila TATA box-binding protein (TBP)-related factor 2 (TRF2 or TLF) was shown to control a subset of genes different from that controlled by TBP. Here, we have investigated the structure and functions of the trf2 gene. We demonstrate that it encodes two protein isoforms: the previously described 75-kDa TRF2 and a newly identified 175-kDa version in(More)
Metazoan E(y)2/ENY2 is a multifunctional protein important for transcription activation and mRNA export, being a component of SAGA/TFTC and the mRNA export complex AMEX. Here, we show that ENY2 in Drosophila is also stably associated with THO, the complex involved in mRNP biogenesis. The ENY2-THO complex is required for normal Drosophila development,(More)
SAGA/TFTC is a histone acetyltransferase complex that has a second enzymatic activity because of the presence of a deubiquitination module (DUBm). Drosophila DUBm consists of Sgf11, ENY2 and Nonstop proteins. We show that Sgf11 has other DUBm-independent functions. It associates with Cbp80 component of the cap-binding complex and is thereby recruited onto(More)
The germline-specific role of telomeres consists of chromosome end elongation and proper chromosome segregation during early developmental stages. Despite the crucial role of telomeres in germ cells, little is known about telomere biology in the germline. We analyzed telomere homeostasis in the Drosophila female germline and early embryos. A novel(More)
Despite increasing data on the properties of replication origins, molecular mechanisms underlying origin recognition complex (ORC) positioning in the genome are still poorly understood. The Su(Hw) protein accounts for the activity of best-studied Drosophila insulators. Here, we show that Su(Hw) recruits the histone acetyltransferase complex SAGA and(More)
RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) play an important role in regulating gene expression at the post-transcriptional level, including the steps of pre-mRNA splicing, polyadenylation, mRNA stabilization, mRNA export from the nucleus to the cytoplasm, mRNA localization, and translation. RBPs regulate these processes primarily by binding to specific sequence elements(More)
ENY2/Sus1, a protein involved in the coupling of transcription with mRNA export, is a component of SAGA/TFTC and TREX-2/AMEX complexes. Recently, we have described the association of ENY2 with the third protein complex, THO. Moreover, our data indicate that ENY2 is also associated with other factors, both in the nucleus and cytoplasm. Thus, being a shared(More)
The origin recognition complex (ORC) of eukaryotes associates with the replication origins and initiates the pre-replication complex assembly. In the literature, there are several reports of interaction of ORC with different RNAs. Here, we demonstrate for the first time a direct interaction of ORC with the THSC/TREX-2 mRNA nuclear export complex. The(More)
Preliminary analysis of the leg-arista-wing complex (lawc) gene region in the corresponding mutants revealed P element insertion in the transcribed region of this locus. To demonstrate the main role of P element insertion in the complex pleiotropic phenotypic manifestation of the lawc gene, a system using P-Ph chimeric protein and based on the P-mediated(More)