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Chromosomes: a nuclear neighborhood conducive to centromere formation

Gavade, J.N., and B.E. Black*. 2022. Chromosomes: a nuclear neighborhood conducive to centromere formation. Curr. Biol., 32:R776-R778. (*corresponding author). [PMID:35882197]

Something’s gotta give at the centromeric chromatin foundation of the kinetochore

Kixmoeller, K., Allu, P.K., and B.E. Black*. 2022. Something’s gotta give at the centromeric chromatin foundation of the kinetochore. Mol. Cell., 82:1976-1978. (*corresponding author). [PMID:35659323]

Epigenetic, genetic, and maternal effects enable stable centromere inheritance

Das, A., A. Iwata-Otsubo, A. Destouni, J.M. Dawicki-McKenna, K.G. Boese, B.E. Black*, and M.A. Lampson*. 2022. Epigenetic, genetic, and maternal effects enable stable centromere inheritance. Nat. Cell Biol., 24:748-756. (*corresponding authors). [PMID:35534577]

HPF1 dynamically controls the PARP1/2 balance between initiating and elongating ADP-ribose modifications

Langelier, M.F., R. Billur, A. Sverzhinsky, B.E. Black, and J.M. Pascal. 2021. HPF1 dynamically controls the PARP1/2 balance between initiating and elongating ADP-ribose modifications. Nat. Commun. 12:6675. [PMID: 34795260]

Gene replacement strategies validate the use of functional tags on centromeric chromatin and invalidate an essential role for CENP-AK124ub

Salinas-Luypaert, C., P.K. Allu, G.A. Logsdon, J.M. Dawicki-McKenna, C.W. Gambogi, D. Fachinetti*, and B.E. Black*. 2021. Gene replacement strategies validate the use of functional tags on centromeric chromatin and invalidate an essential role for CENP-AK124ub. Cell Rep. 37:109924. (*corresponding authors; contributed equally). [PMID: 34731637]

Permitted and restricted steps of human kinetochore assembly in mitotic cell extracts

Tarasovetc, E.V., P.K. Allu, R.T. Wimbish, J.G. DeLuca, I.M. Cheeseman, B.E. Black*, and E.L. Grishchuk*. 2021. Permitted and restricted steps of human kinetochore assembly in mitotic cell extracts. Mol. Biol. Cell, 32:1241-1255. (*corresponding authors). [PMID: 33956511]

Rapid detection and signaling of DNA damage by PARP-1

Pandey, N., and B.E. Black*. 2021. Rapid detection and signaling of DNA damage by PARP-1. Trends Biochem. Sci.,46:744-757. (*corresponding author). [PMID: 33674152]

Maternal inheritance of centromeres through the germline

Das, A., B.E. Black*, and M.A. Lampson*. 2020. Maternal inheritance of centromeres through the germline. Curr. Top. Dev. Biol., 140:35-54 (* corresponding authors). [PMID:32591081]

Centromere identity and function put to use: construction and transfer of mammalian artificial chromosomes to animal models

Yang, Y., M.A. Lampson*, and B.E. Black*. 2020. Centromere identity and function put to use: construction and transfer of mammalian artificial chromosomes to animal models.Essays Biochem., 64:185-192. (*corresponding authors). [PMID: 32501473]

The centromere comes into focus: from CENP-A nucleosomes to kinetochore connections with the spindle

Kixmoeller, K., P.K. Allu, and B.E. Black*. 2020. The centromere comes into focus: from CENP-A nucleosomes to kinetochore connections with the spindle. Open Biol., 10:200051. (*corresponding author). [PMID: 32516549]