E-GEOD-39405 - The SET-domain protein SUVR5 mediates H3K9me2 deposition and silencing at stimulus response genes in a DNA methylation independent manner
Released on 26 August 2013, last updated on 19 September 2013
In eukaryotic cells, environmental and developmental signals alter chromatin structure and modulate gene expression. Heterochromatin constitutes the transcriptionally inactive state of the genome and in plants and mammals is generally characterized by DNA methylation and histone modifications such as histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9) methylation. In Arabidopsis thaliana DNA methylation and H3K9 methylation are usually colocated and set up a mutually self reinforcing and stable state. Here, in contrast, we found that SUVR5, a plant Su(var)3-9 homolog with a SET histone methyltransferase domain, mediates H3K9me2 deposition and regulates gene expression in a DNA-methylation-independent manner. SUVR5 binds DNA through its zinc fingers and represses the expression of a subset of stimulus response genes. This represents a novel mechanism for plants to regulate their chromatin and transcriptional state, which may allow for the adaptability and modulation necessary to rapidly respond to extracellular cues. Investigation of gene expression profiles of suvr5-1, ldl1 ldl2 and suvr5 ldl1 ldl2 mutants.
RNA-seq of coding RNA
Hume Stroud <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Steve Jacobsen
The SET-domain protein SUVR5 mediates H3K9me2 deposition and silencing at stimulus response genes in a DNA methylation-independent manner. Caro E, Stroud H, Greenberg MV, Bernatavichute YV, Feng S, Groth M, Vashisht AA, Wohlschlegel J, Jacobsen SE. , Europe PMC 23071452