A mechanism for epigenetic control of DNA replication. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • DNA replication origins in hyperacetylated euchromatin fire preferentially during early S phase. However, how acetylation controls DNA replication timing is unknown. TICRR/TRESLIN is an essential protein required for the initiation of DNA replication. Here, we report that TICRR physically interacts with the acetyl-histone binding bromodomain (BRD) and extraterminal (BET) proteins BRD2 and BRD4. Abrogation of this interaction impairs TICRR binding to acetylated chromatin and disrupts normal S-phase progression. Our data reveal a novel function for BET proteins and establish the TICRR-BET interaction as a potential mechanism for epigenetic control of DNA replication.

publication date

  • February 1, 2018