The ABCs of CENPs.
Mishima, Japan. In Chromosoma, 2011
Onto centromeric CENP-A chromatin is assembled the so-called constitutive centromere-associated network (CCAN) of 16 proteins distributed in several functional groups as follows: CENP-C, CENP-H/CENP-I/CENP-K/, CENP-L/CENP-M/CENP-N, CENP-O/CENP-P/CENP-Q/CENP-R/CENP-U(50), CENP-T/CENP-W, and CENP-S/CENP-X.
Double-strand DNA breaks recruit the centromeric histone CENP-A.
San Diego, United States. In Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2009
Using multiphoton absorption and DNA cleavage at unique sites by I-SceI endonuclease, we demonstrate that CENP-A is rapidly recruited to double-strand breaks in DNA, along with three components (CENP-N, CENP-T, and CENP-U) associated with CENP-A at centromeres.
A reader for centromeric chromatin.
In Nat Cell Biol, 2009
CENP-N has now been identified as a reader of the centromere-specifying epigenetic mark that is generated by incorporation of the histone H3 variant CENP-A into centromeric nucleosomes.
The human CENP-A centromeric nucleosome-associated complex.
San Diego, United States. In Nat Cell Biol, 2006
Here, we show that CENP-A nucleosomes directly recruit a proximal CENP-A nucleosome associated complex (NAC) comprised of three new human centromere proteins (CENP-M, CENP-N and CENP-T), along with CENP-U(50), CENP-C and CENP-H.