Priyasri Chaurasia

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RNA-guided pseudouridine (Psi) synthesis in Archaea and Eukarya requires a four-protein one-RNA containing box H/ACA ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex. The proteins in the archaeal RNP are aCbf5, aNop10, aGar1 and L7Ae. Pyrococcus aCbf5-aNop10 is suggested to be the minimal catalytic core in this synthesis and the activity is enhanced by L7Ae and aGar1. The(More)
Rad26p, a yeast homologue of human Cockayne syndrome B with an ATPase activity, plays a pivotal role in stimulating DNA repair at the coding sequences of active genes. On the other hand, DNA repair at inactive genes or silent areas of the genome is not regulated by Rad26p. However, how Rad26p recognizes DNA lesions at the actively transcribing genes to(More)
Although previous biochemical studies have demonstrated global degradation of the largest subunit, Rpb1p, of RNA polymerase II in response to DNA damage, it is still not clear whether the initiating or elongating form of Rpb1p is targeted for degradation in vivo. Further, whether other components of RNA polymerase II are degraded in response to DNA damage(More)
Methylation of lysine residues of histones is associated with functionally distinct regions of chromatin, and, therefore, is an important epigenetic mark. Over the past few years, several enzymes that catalyze this covalent modification on different lysine residues of histones have been discovered. Intriguingly, histone lysine methylation has also been(More)
Breast cancer is one of the most debilitating human carcinomas with second highest mortality rate after lung cancer in women. Recent advancement in genetic and biochemical analyses has deciphered the molecular pathways involved in breast cancer development. Wnt signal has long been established to play a critical role in normal development as well as in(More)
Rtt109p, a histone acetyltransferase, associates with active genes and acetylates lysine 56 on histone H3 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. However, the functional role of Rtt109p or H3 Lys(56) acetylation in chromatin assembly/disassembly (and hence gene expression) immediately switching transcription on or off has not been clearly elucidated in vivo. Here, we(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated transcription-coupled nucleotide/base excision repair. We report here for the first time that DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair is also coupled to transcription. We generated a yeast strain by introducing a homing (Ho) endonuclease cut site followed by a nucleotide sequence for multiple Myc epitopes at the 3' end of the(More)
Recently, we have demonstrated a predominant association of Rad26p with the coding sequences but not promoters of several GAL genes following transcriptional induction. Here, we show that the occupancy of histone H2A-H2B dimer at the coding sequences of these genes is not altered following transcriptional induction in the absence of Rad26p. A histone(More)
Rad14p is a DNA damage recognition factor in nucleotide excision repair. Intriguingly, we show here that Rad14p associates with the promoter of a galactose-inducible GAL1 gene after transcriptional induction in the absence of DNA lesion. Such an association of Rad14p facilitates the recruitment of TBP, TFIIH, and RNA polymerase II to the GAL1 promoter.(More)
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