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Histone Fold Protein Dls1p Is Required for Isw2-Dependent Chromatin Remodeling In Vivo

By Audrey D. McConnell, Marnie E. Gelbart and Toshio Tsukiyama


We report the identification of two new subunits of the Isw2 chromatin-remodeling complex in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Both proteins, Dpb4p and Yjl065cp (named Dls1p), contain histone fold motifs and are homologous to the two smallest subunits of ISWI-containing CHRAC complexes in higher eukaryotes. Dpb4p is also a subunit of the DNA polymerase epsilon (polɛ) complex, and Dls1p is homologous to another polɛ subunit, Dpb3p. Therefore, these small histone fold proteins may fulfill functions that are required for both polɛ and Isw2 complexes. We characterized the role of Dls1p in known roles of the Isw2 complex in vivo. Transcriptional analyses reveal that the Isw2 complex requires Dls1p to various degrees at a wide variety of loci in vivo. Consistent with this, Dls1p is required for Isw2-dependent chromatin remodeling in vivo, although the requirement for this protein varies among Isw2 targets. Dls1p is likely required for functions of the Isw2 complex at steps subsequent to its interaction with chromatin, since a dls1 mutation does not affect cross-linking of Isw2 with chromatin

Topics: Transcriptional Regulation
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1128/MCB.24.7.2605-2613.2004
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Provided by: PubMed Central
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