The association of the RSC remodeler complex with chromatin is influenced by the prefoldin-like Bud27 and determines nucleosome positioning and polyadenylation sites usage in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Cuevas-Bermúdez A, Martínez-Fernández V, Garrido-Godino AI, Jordán-Pla A, Peñate X, Martín-Expósito M, Gutiérrez G, Govind CK, Chávez S, Pelechano V, Francisco N

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Gene Regulatory Mechanisms - (-) 194995 [2023-11-13; online 2023-11-13]

The tripartite interaction between the chromatin remodeler complex RSC, RNA polymerase subunit Rpb5 and prefoldin-like Bud27 is necessary for proper RNA pol II elongation. Indeed lack of Bud27 alters this association and affects transcription elongation. This work investigates the consequences of lack of Bud27 on the chromatin association of RSC and RNA pol II, and on nucleosome positioning. Our results demonstrate that RSC binds chromatin in gene bodies and lack of Bud27 alters this association, mainly around polyA sites. This alteration impacts chromatin organization and leads to the accumulation of RNA pol II molecules around polyA sites, likely due to pausing or arrest. Our data suggest that RSC is necessary to maintain chromatin organization around those sites, and any alteration of this organization results in the widespread use of alternative polyA sites. Finally, we also find a similar molecular phenotype that occurs upon TOR inhibition with rapamycin, which suggests that alternative polyadenylation observed upon TOR inhibition is likely Bud27-dependent.

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Vicent Pelechano

PubMed 37967810

DOI 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2023.194995

Crossref 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2023.194995

pii: S1874-9399(23)00090-1

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