The domain structure of centromeres is conserved from fission yeast to humans
2001 (English)In: Molecular Biology of the Cell, ISSN 1059-1524, E-ISSN 1939-4586, Vol. 12, no 9, 2767-2775 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The centromeric DNA of fission yeast is arranged with a central core flanked by repeated sequences. The centromere-associated proteins, Mis6p and Cnp1p (SpCENP-A), associate exclusively with central core DNA, whereas the Swi6 protein binds the surrounding repeats. Here, electron microscopy and immunofluorescence light microscopy reveal that the central core and flanking regions occupy distinct positions within a heterochromatic domain. An "anchor" structure containing the Ndc80 protein resides between this heterochromatic domain and the spindle pole body. The organization of centromere-associated proteins in fission yeast is reminiscent of the multilayered structures of human kinetochores, indicating that such domain structure is conserved in eukaryotes.
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2001. Vol. 12, no 9, 2767-2775 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15849ISI: 000170985900018PubMedID: 11553715ScopusID: 2-s2.0-0035163559OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-15849DiVA: diva2:509189