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  • The INO80 chromatin remodeler sustains metabolic stability by promoting TOR signaling and regulating histone acetylation PLoS Genetics Beckwith, S. L., Schwartz, E. K., Garcia-Nieto, P. E., King, D. A., Gowans, G. J., Wong, K., Eckley, T. L., Paraschuk, A. P., Peltan, E. L., Lee, L. R., Yao, W., Morrison, A. J. 2018: e1007216

    Abstract

    Chromatin remodeling complexes are essential for gene expression programs that coordinate cell function with metabolic status. However, how these remodelers are integrated in metabolic stability pathways is not well known. Here, we report an expansive genetic screen with chromatin remodelers and metabolic regulators in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We found that, unlike the SWR1 remodeler, the INO80 chromatin remodeling complex is composed of multiple distinct functional subunit modules. We identified a strikingly divergent genetic signature for the Ies6 subunit module that links the INO80 complex to metabolic homeostasis. In particular, mitochondrial maintenance is disrupted in ies6 mutants. INO80 is also needed to communicate TORC1-mediated signaling to chromatin, as ino80 mutants exhibit defective transcriptional profiles and altered histone acetylation of TORC1-responsive genes. Furthermore, comparative analysis reveals subunits of INO80 and mTORC1 have high co-occurrence of alterations in human cancers. Collectively, these results demonstrate that the INO80 complex is a central component of metabolic homeostasis that influences histone acetylation and may contribute to disease when disrupted.

    View details for DOI 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007216

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  • The INO80 chromatin remodeler sustains metabolic stability by promoting TOR signaling and regulating histone acetylation. PLoS genetics Beckwith, S. L., Schwartz, E. K., GarcĂ­a-Nieto, P. E., King, D. A., Gowans, G. J., Wong, K. M., Eckley, T. L., Paraschuk, A. P., Peltan, E. L., Lee, L. R., Yao, W. n., Morrison, A. J. 2018; 14 (2): e1007216

    Abstract

    Chromatin remodeling complexes are essential for gene expression programs that coordinate cell function with metabolic status. However, how these remodelers are integrated in metabolic stability pathways is not well known. Here, we report an expansive genetic screen with chromatin remodelers and metabolic regulators in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We found that, unlike the SWR1 remodeler, the INO80 chromatin remodeling complex is composed of multiple distinct functional subunit modules. We identified a strikingly divergent genetic signature for the Ies6 subunit module that links the INO80 complex to metabolic homeostasis. In particular, mitochondrial maintenance is disrupted in ies6 mutants. INO80 is also needed to communicate TORC1-mediated signaling to chromatin, as ino80 mutants exhibit defective transcriptional profiles and altered histone acetylation of TORC1-responsive genes. Furthermore, comparative analysis reveals subunits of INO80 and mTORC1 have high co-occurrence of alterations in human cancers. Collectively, these results demonstrate that the INO80 complex is a central component of metabolic homeostasis that influences histone acetylation and may contribute to disease when disrupted.

    View details for PubMedID 29462149