Dronamraju et al. show that the N terminus of Spt6 is phosphorylated by casein kinase II, which is required for proper Spt6-Spn1 interaction. CKII phosphorylation of Spt6 is pivotal to maintain nucleosome occupancy at the 5′ ends of genes, suppression of antisense transcription from the 5′ ends, and resistance to genotoxic agents.
- nucleosome occupancy
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)