Gene expression regulation by the Chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 9 (CHD9) chromatin remodeler is dispensable for murine development.
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van Vugt, Huub
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Alendar, A., Lambooij, J., Bhaskaran, R., Lancini, C., Song, J., van Vugt, H., Snoek, M., & et al. (2020). Gene expression regulation by the Chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 9 (CHD9) chromatin remodeler is dispensable for murine development.. PLoS One, 15 (5) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233394
Chromodomain helicase DNA-binding (CHD) chromatin remodelers regulate transcription and DNA repair. They govern cell-fate decisions during embryonic development and are often deregulated in human pathologies. Chd1-8 show upon germline disruption pronounced, often developmental lethal phenotypes. Here we show that contrary to Chd1-8 disruption, Chd9-/-animals are viable, fertile and display no developmental defects or disease predisposition. Germline deletion of Chd9 only moderately affects gene expression in tissues and derived cells, whereas acute depletion in human cancer cells elicits more robust changes suggesting that CHD9 is a highly context-dependent chromatin regulator that, surprisingly, is dispensable for mouse development.
Research Article, Biology and life sciences, Medicine and health sciences, Research and analysis methods
KWF Kankerbestrijding (Queen Wilhelmina Research Prize)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233394
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