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Kunert, N., Wagner, E., Murawska, M., Klinker, H., Kremmer, E., Brehm, A. (2009). dMec: a novel Mi-2 chromatin remodelling complex involved in transcriptional repression.  EMBO J. 28(5): 533--544.
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FBrf0207548
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Research paper
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The ATP-dependent chromatin remodeller Mi-2 functions as a transcriptional repressor and contributes to the suppression of cell fates during development in several model organisms. Mi-2 is the ATPase subunit of the conserved Nucleosome Remodeling and Deacetylation (NuRD) complex, and transcriptional repression by Mi-2 is thought to be dependent on its associated histone deacetylase. Here, we have purified a novel dMi-2 complex from Drosophila that is distinct from dNuRD. dMec (dMEP-1 complex) is composed of dMi-2 and dMEP-1. dMec is a nucleosome-stimulated ATPase that is expressed in embryos, larval tissues and adult flies. Surprisingly, dMec is far more abundant than dNuRD and constitutes the major dMi-2-containing complex. Both dNuRD and dMec associate with proneural genes of the achaete-scute complex. However, despite lacking a histone deacetylase subunit, only dMec contributes to the repression of proneural genes. These results reveal an unexpected complexity in the composition and function of Mi-2 complexes.

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PMC2657585 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    EMBO J.
    Title
    The EMBO Journal
    Publication Year
    1982-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0261-4189
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