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Regulation of chromatin remodeling by inositol polyphosphates.


Steger| Haswell| Miller| Wente| O'Shea DJ| ES| AL| SR| EKDavid J| Elizabeth S| Aimee L| Susan R| Erin K . Science (New York, N.Y.). 2003 1 3; 299(5603). 114-6


Chromatin remodeling is required for efficient transcription of eukaryotic genes. In a genetic selection for budding yeast mutants that were defective in induction of the phosphate-responsive PHO5 gene, we identified mutations in ARG82/IPK2, which encodes a nuclear inositol polyphosphate kinase. In arg82 mutant strains, remodeling of PHO5 promoter chromatin is impaired, and the adenosine triphosphate-dependent chromatin-remodeling complexes SWI/SNF and INO80 are not efficiently recruited to phosphate-responsive promoters. These results suggest a role for the small molecule inositol polyphosphate in the regulation of chromatin remodeling and transcription.

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