Recommended Readings: Robert McGinty, M.D., Ph.D., February 18th

Special Lecture,
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Robert McGinty, M.D., Ph.D.
Damon Runyun Postdoctoral Fellow,
Dale F. Frey Breakthrough Scientist,
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
The Pennsylvania State University

Chemistry, Crystallography and Nucleosome Ubiquitylation

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Kim, J., Kim, J., McGinty, R. K., Nguyen, U. T., Muir, T. W., Allis, C. D., & Roeder, R. G. (2013). The n-SET domain of Set1 regulates H2B ubiquitylation-dependent H3K4 methylation. Molecular Cell, 49(6), 1121-1133. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2013.01.034

McGinty, R. K., Henrici, R. C., & Tan, S. (2014). Crystal structure of the PRC1 ubiquitylation module bound to the nucleosome. Nature, 514(7524), 591-596. doi:10.1038/nature13890

Tang, Z., Chen, W. Y., Shimada, M., Nguyen, U. T., Kim, J., Sun, X. J., … & Roeder, R. G. (2013). SET1 and p300 act synergistically, through coupled histone modifications, in transcriptional activation by p53. Cell, 154(2), 297-310. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.06.027

Review Papers

McGinty, R. K., & Tan, S. (In Press). Nucleosome structure and function. Chemical Reviews. doi:10.1021/cr500373h

Studying Yeast to Better Understand Male Infertility

ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2010) — Men and yeast have something in common: they use the same molecular process to ensure the integrity of their gene pool during reproduction. This is a recent finding by researchers from CNRS, Inserm and the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, whose scientists are studying yeast in order to shed light on the numerous cases of male infertility related to the malfunction of this process during spermatogenesis.  

Over the last fifty years, male fertility has declined steadily. Men are thought to have lost half their spermatozoa in half a century, probably because of pollutants. But the fragility of the remaining spermatozoa is also responsible for this situation.   Read the research on the functional dynamics of histones in gametogenesis in Genes and Development.