Gautam Korakavi

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During meiotic prophase in males, the sex chromosomes partially synapse to form the XY body, a unique structure that recruits proteins involved in the DNA damage response, which is believed to be important for silencing of the sex chromosomes. It remains elusive how the DNA damage response in the XY body is regulated. Here we show that H2AX-MDC1-RNF8(More)
The maintenance of DNA methylation in nascent DNA is a critical event for numerous biological processes. Following DNA replication, DNMT1 is the key enzyme that strictly copies the methylation pattern from the parental strand to the nascent DNA. However, the mechanism underlying this highly specific event is not thoroughly understood. In this study, we(More)
5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) is an epigenetic modification that is generated by ten-eleven translocation (TET) protein-mediated oxidation of 5-methylcytosine (5mC). 5hmC is associated with transcription regulation and is decreased in many cancers including melanoma. Accumulating evidence has suggested that 5hmC is functionally distinct from 5mC.(More)
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