Reference: Jensen K, et al. (2011) Histone H2A.Z acid patch residues required for deposition and function. Mol Genet Genomics 285(4):287-96

Reference Help

Abstract


The incorporation of histone variants is one mechanism used by the eukaryotic cell to alter the generally repressive chromatin template. However, the exact molecular mechanisms that direct this incorporation are not well understood. The SWR1 chromatin remodeling complex that binds to and directs incorporation of histone variant H2A.Z into chromatin has been characterized, but significantly less information is available concerning the requirements on the H2A.Z target molecule. We performed an unbiased mutagenic screen designed to elucidate the function of H2A.Z in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The screen identified residues within the conserved acidic patch of H2A.Z as being important for the function of the variant. We characterized single point mutations in the patch that are phenotypically sensitive to a variety of growth conditions and are expressed at lower protein levels, but are functionally defective (htz1-D99A, htz1-D99K, and htz1-E101K). The mutants were significantly less detectable by chromatin immunoprecipitation at PHO5, a gene previously described to be enriched for H2A.Z. These results identify acidic patch residues of H2A.Z that are critical for mediating deposition and function in chromatin, and represent potential candidates for the interaction of H2A.Z with its deposition and/or targeting machinery.

Reference Type
Journal Article
Authors
Jensen K, Santisteban MS, Urekar C, Smith MM
Primary Lit For
Additional Lit For
Review For

Interaction Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page by using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details about experiment type and any other genes involved in the interaction.

Interactor Interactor Type Assay Annotation Action Modification Phenotype Source Reference

Gene Ontology Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table.

Gene Gene Ontology Term Qualifier Aspect Method Evidence Source Assigned On Annotation Extension Reference

Phenotype Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details.

Gene Phenotype Experiment Type Mutant Information Strain Background Chemical Details Reference

Regulation Annotations


Increase the total number of rows displayed on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; to filter the table by a specific experiment type, type a keyword into the Filter box (for example, “microarray”); download this table as a .txt file using the Download button or click Analyze to further view and analyze the list of target genes using GO Term Finder, GO Slim Mapper, SPELL, or YeastMine.

Regulator Target Experiment Assay Construct Conditions Strain Background Reference