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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
  • The Yeast INO80 Complex Operates as a Tunable DNA Length-Sensitive Switch to Regulate Nucleosome Sliding Molecular Cell Zhou, C. Y., Johnson, S. L., Lee, L. J., Longhurst, A. D., Beckwith, S. L., Johnson, M. J., Morrison, A. J., Narlikar, G. J. 2018
  • The INO80 Complex Requires the Arp5-Ies6 Subcomplex for Chromatin Remodeling and Metabolic Regulation MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY Yao, W., King, D. A., Beckwith, S. L., Gowans, G. J., Yen, K., Zhou, C., Morrison, A. J. 2016; 36 (6): 979-991


    ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes are essential for transcription regulation, and yet it is unclear how these multisubunit complexes coordinate their activities to facilitate diverse transcriptional responses. In this study, we found that the conserved Arp5 and Ies6 subunits of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae INO80 chromatin-remodeler form an abundant and distinct subcomplex in vivo and stimulate INO80-mediated activity in vitro. Moreover, our genomic studies reveal that the relative occupancy of Arp5-Ies6 correlates with nucleosome positioning at transcriptional start sites and expression levels of >1,000 INO80-regulated genes. Notably, these genes are significantly enriched in energy metabolism pathways. Specifically, arp5Δ, ies6Δ, and ino80Δ mutants demonstrate decreased expression of genes involved in glycolysis and increased expression of genes in the oxidative phosphorylation pathway. Deregulation of these metabolic pathways results in constitutively elevated mitochondrial potential and oxygen consumption. Our results illustrate the dynamic nature of the INO80 complex assembly and demonstrate for the first time that a chromatin remodeler regulates glycolytic and respiratory capacity, thereby maintaining metabolic stability.

    View details for DOI 10.1128/MCB.00801-15

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  • Assembly of the Arp5 (Actin-related Protein) Subunit Involved in Distinct INO80 Chromatin Remodeling Activities JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY Yao, W., Beckwith, S. L., Zheng, T., Young, T., Dinh, V. T., Ranjan, A., Morrison, A. J. 2015; 290 (42): 25700-25709

    View details for DOI 10.1074/jbc.M115.674887

    View details for Web of Science ID 000362962800041

    View details for PubMedID 26306040