Gohei Nishibuchi

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Heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1) is an evolutionarily conserved chromosomal protein that binds lysine 9-methylated histone H3 (H3K9me), a hallmark of heterochromatin, and plays a crucial role in forming higher-order chromatin structures. HP1 has an N-terminal chromodomain and a C-terminal chromo shadow domain, linked by an unstructured hinge region. Although(More)
Heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1) is an evolutionarily conserved chromosomal protein that binds to lysine 9-methylated histone H3 (H3K9me), a hallmark of heterochromatin. Although HP1 phosphorylation has been described in several organisms, the biological implications of this modification remain largely elusive. Here we show that HP1's phosphorylation has a(More)
Histone H3K4 methylation has been linked to transcriptional activation. KDM5A (also known as RBP2 or JARID1A), a member of the KDM5 protein family, is an H3K4 demethylase, previously implicated in the regulation of transcription and differentiation. Here, we show that KDM5A is physically and functionally associated with two histone deacetylase complexes.(More)
Constitutive heterochromatin is composed mainly of repetitive elements and represents the typical inert chromatin structure in eukaryotic cells. Approximately half of the mammalian genome is made of repeat sequences, such as satellite DNA, telomeric DNA, and transposable elements. As essential genes are not present in these regions, most of these repeat(More)
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