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Title: EXPRESSION AND FUNCTION OF GLP IN MUSCLE DIFFERENTIATION
Authors: CHOI MIN HEE
Keywords: GLP, MeCP2, HP1, Muscle differentiation, Heterochromatin organization,
Issue Date: 8-Aug-2017
Citation: CHOI MIN HEE (2017-08-08). EXPRESSION AND FUNCTION OF GLP IN MUSCLE DIFFERENTIATION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Cellular differentiation is accompanied by alterations in the chromatin states, which permit or restrict the transcriptional machinery and thus impact distinctive gene expression profiles. The mechanisms by which higher-order chromatin remodeling is associated with gene activation and silencing during differentiation are not fully understood. In this study, we provide evidence that the euchromatic lysine methyltransferase GLP regulates heterochromatin organization and myogenic differentiation. Interestingly, GLP represses expression of the methyl-binding protein MeCP2 that induces heterochromatin clustering during differentiation. Consequently, MeCP2 and HP1γ localization at major satellites is altered upon modulation of GLP expression. In GLP knockdown cells, depletion of MeCP2 restored both chromatin organization and myogenic differentiation. These results identify a novel regulatory axis between a histone methylation writer and DNA methylation reader that is important for heterochromatin organization during cellular differentiation.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/138672
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