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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Heterochromatin assembly by interrupted Sir3 bridges across neighboring nucleosomes

    Reza Behrouzi et al.
    Cooperative association of a histone-binding complex with pairs of appropriately modified nucleosomes, which form fundamental units of binding, mediates selective heterochromatin assembly and spreading.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A twist defect mechanism for ATP-dependent translocation of nucleosomal DNA

    Jessica Winger et al.
    Based on its nucleotide-bound state, the Chd1 chromatin remodeler can locally alter DNA twist on the nucleosome, which either pulls in or expels ~1 bp of DNA at the internal SHL2 binding site.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Nucleosome breathing and remodeling constrain CRISPR-Cas9 function

    R Stefan Isaac et al.
    The inhibitory influence of nucleosomes on CRISPR-Cas9 is mitigated by nucleosomal DNA breathing and chromatin remodeling.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A computational approach to map nucleosome positions and alternative chromatin states with base pair resolution

    Xu Zhou et al.
    Computational analysis of MNase-seq data reveals that alternatively positioned nucleosomes are prevalent in both yeast and human cells and create significant heterogeneity within cell populations.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structures of remodeler-nucleosome intermediates suggest allosteric control through the nucleosome

    Jean Paul Armache et al.
    Cryo-EM structures capture different conformational states of chromatin remodeler-nucleosome complexes.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The conformation of the histone H3 tail inhibits association of the BPTF PHD finger with the nucleosome

    Emma A Morrison et al.
    The BPTF PHD finger is inhibited from binding the methylated H3 tails in the context of the nucleosome due to their robust interaction with the nucleosomal DNA, which can be modulated by additional histone PTMs.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Structural reorganization of the chromatin remodeling enzyme Chd1 upon engagement with nucleosomes

    Ramasubramanian Sundaramoorthy et al.
    Structural models of the chromatin remodeling enzyme Chd1 in solution and when bound to chromatin indicate that conformational changes to both the enzyme and the nucleosome occur upon nucleotide dependent engagement.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    H2A histone-fold and DNA elements in nucleosome activate SWR1-mediated H2A.Z replacement in budding yeast

    Anand Ranjan et al.
    Specific elements of the canonical nucleosome are recognized by the multi-component SWR1 chromatin remodeler for ATP-dependent replacement of H2A-H2B dimers with H2A.Z-H2B.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    High-resolution and high-accuracy topographic and transcriptional maps of the nucleosome barrier

    Zhijie Chen et al.
    Direct observation of RNA Polymerase II transcription through a single nucleosome at near basepair resolution suggests a mechanism for selective control of gene expression.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Nucleosomes influence multiple steps during replication initiation

    Ishara F Azmi et al.
    Nucleosomal DNAs assembled or modified by different chromatin remodeling enzymes differentially impact the origin licensing and helicase activation steps of replication initiation.