Thesis / Dissertation

Functional and structural characterisation of the epigenetic regulator, SMCHD1

Alexandra Dolores Gurzau, James Murphy (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes Hinge Domain-containing protein 1 (SMCHD1) has been established as an epigenetic regulator, with critical roles in X-chromosome inactivation, autosomal gene silencing and genomic imprinting. Recently, variations in SMCHD1 have been associated with two human conditions: facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) and Bosma arhinia microphthalmia syndrome (BAMS). There has therefore been a growing interest in unveiling SMCHD1’s atomic structure and the molecular mechanisms underlying its function in both a healthy and diseased state. To provide a better understanding of Smchd1’s molecular structure and function, I successfully expressed and purified the..

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