J W Bodnar

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A model for eukaryotic chromatin organization is presented in which the basic structural and functional unit is the DNA domain. This simple model predicts that both chromosome replication and cell type-specific control of gene expression depend on a combination of stable and dynamic DNA-nuclear matrix interactions. The model suggests that in eukaryotes, DNA(More)
The extrachromosomal Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) plasmid in the Burkitt lymphoma cell line, Raji, is stably associated with the nuclear matrix. This association is effected by a nuclear matrix attachment region (MAR) located in the BamHI C fragment of the viral genome; no other region of EBV DNA was found to be attached to the nuclear matrix with high(More)
The cleavage of specific DNA sequences by the restriction endonucleases AluI, DdeI, HinfI, RsaI, and TaqI has been studied by monitoring the effect of various nucleotide modifications on the rate of DNA digestion. Bacteriophage fd DNA was completely substituted in one strand with a single nucleotide analog, using an in vitro primed DNA synthesis reaction on(More)
Biochemical evidence is presented that both minute virus of mice (MVM) and adenovirus interact with the nucleolus during lytic growth and that MVM can also target specific changes involving nucleolar components in adenovirus-infected cells. These virus-nucleolus interactions were studied by analysis of intranuclear compartmentalization of both viral DNAs(More)
The localization of adenovirus 2 (Ad2) and Minute Virus of Mice (MVM) DNAs was studied in situ in infected HeLa cell nuclei using fluorescent DNA probes and confocal microscopy. Ad2 DNA was found in multiple foci which were localized along the periphery of the infected cell nuclei. MVM DNA was found in HeLa cell nucleoli which are associated with the(More)
Analysis of the nucleotide sequence of minute virus of mice (MVM) DNA indicates that the DNA termini contain clusters of potential DNA regulatory elements and that there are repetitive DNA elements highly reiterated throughout the entire genome, which may also have a role in DNA function. The left end of MVM DNA, which contains the promoter for the(More)
The effect of adenovirus infection or transformation on the DNA replication of Minute Virus of Mice (MVM) was studied in human fibroblast cell lines. In WI38, HeLa, and 293 cells MVM infection allowed production of viral NS-1 and capsid proteins with or without adenovirus 2 (Ad2) co-infection. However, MVM DNA replication varied markedly. In HeLa cells MVM(More)
We have used computer assisted dot matrix and oligonucleotide frequency analyses to identify highly recurring sequence elements of 7-11 base pairs in eukaryotic genes and viral DNAs. Such elements are found much more frequently than expected, often with an average spacing of a few hundred base pairs. Furthermore, the most abundant repetitive elements(More)
The interaction of viral genomes with the cellular nuclear matrix was studied by using adenovirus-infected HeLa cells and minute virus of mice (MVM)-infected A-9 cells. Adenovirus DNA was associated with the nuclear matrix both early and late in infection, the tightest interaction being with DNA fragments that contain the covalently bound 5'-terminal(More)