Journal article

The RING finger domain E3 ubiquitin ligases BRCA1 and the RNF20/RNF40 complex in global loss of the chromatin mark histone H2B monoubiquitination (H2Bub1) in cell line models and primary high-grade serous ovarian cancer.

Kristie-Ann Dickson, Alexander J Cole, Anthony J Gill, Adele Clarkson, Gregory B Gard, Angela Chou, Catherine J Kennedy, Beric R Henderson, undefined Australian Ovarian Cancer Study (AOCS), Sian Fereday, Nadia Traficante, Kathryn Alsop, David D Bowtell, Anna deFazio, Roderick Clifton-Bligh, Deborah J Marsh

Human Molecular Genetics | Published : 2016

Abstract

Enzymatic factors driving cancer-associated chromatin remodelling are of increasing interest as the role of the cancer epigenome in gene expression and DNA repair processes becomes elucidated. Monoubiquitination of histone H2B at lysine 120 (H2Bub1) is a central histone modification that functions in histone cross-talk, transcriptional elongation, DNA repair, maintaining centromeric chromatin and replication-dependent histone mRNA 3'-end processing, as well as being required for the differentiation of stem cells. The loss of global H2Bub1 is seen in a number of aggressive malignancies and has been linked to tumour progression and/or a poorer prognosis in some cancers. Here, we analyse a larg..

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