Maria Dolores Mayán

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Ribosome biogenesis requires transcription of structural RNAs. In budding yeast, ribosomal units contain both 35S and 5S RNA genes separated by intergenic spacer sequences (IGS) that are transcribed by RNAP-II. IGS transcripts cause instability by promoting unequal sister chromatid recombination between repeats and are thus rapidly degraded by the exosome.(More)
The replication of genomic DNA is limited to a single round per cell cycle. The first component, which recognises and remains bound to origins from recognition until activation and replication elongation, is the origin recognition complex. How origin recognition complex (ORC) proteins remain associated with chromatin throughout the cell cycle is not yet(More)
Three RNA polymerases coexist in the ribosomal DNA of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. RNAP-I transcribes the 35S rRNA, RNAP-III transcribes the 5S rRNA and RNAP-II is found in both intergenic non-coding regions. Previously, we demonstrated that RNAP-II molecules bound to the intergenic non-coding regions (IGS) of the ribosomal locus are mainly found in a stalled(More)
BACKGROUND Aberrant histone acetylation has been observed in carcinogenesis and cellular transformation associated with arsenic exposure; however, the molecular mechanisms and cellular outcomes of such changes are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE We investigated the impact of tolerated and toxic arsenic trioxide (As2O3) exposure in human embryonic kidney(More)
Studying interphase chromosome arrangements at the molecular level can provide important details on the function and coordination of many metabolic processes that take place on DNA, such as transcription or DNA repair. The chromosome conformation capture (3C) methodology was originally developed in yeast to study the interphase organization of a(More)
The correct distribution of nuclear domains is critical for the maintenance of normal cellular processes such as transcription and replication, which are regulated depending on their location and surroundings. The most well-characterized nuclear domain, the nucleolus, is essential for cell survival and metabolism. Alterations in nucleolar structure affect(More)
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