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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]

The unique kind of human artificial chromosome: bypassing the requirement for repetitive centromere DNA

Gambogi, C.W., J.M. Dawicki-McKenna, G.A. Logsdon, and B.E. Black*. 2020. The unique kind of human artificial chromosome: bypassing the requirement for repetitive centromere DNA. Exp. Cell Res. 391:111978. (*corresponding author) [PMID: 32246994]

Structural basis for allosteric PARP-1 retention on DNA breaks

Zandarashvili, L., M.F. Langelier, U.K. Velagapudi, M.A. Hancock, J.D. Steffen, R. Billur, Z.M. Hannan, A.J. Wicks, D.B. Krastev, S.J. Pettitt, C.J. Lord, T.T. Talele, J.M. Pascal*, and B.E. Black*. 2020. Structural basis for allosteric PARP-1 retention on DNA breaks. Science, 368:eaax6367. (*corresponding authors; contributed equally). [PMID: 32241924]

Structure of the human core centromeric nucleosome complex

Allu, P.K., J.M. Dawicki-McKenna, T. Van Eeuwen, M. Slavin, M. Braitbard, C. Xu, N. Kalisman, K. Murakami, and B.E. Black*. 2019. Structure of the human core centromeric nucleosome complex. Curr. Biol., 29:2625-2639. (*corresponding author). [PMID: 31353180]

Human artificial chromosomes that bypass centromeric DNA

Logsdon, G.L., C.W. Gambogi, M.A. Liskovykh, E.J. Barrey, V. Larionov, K.H. Miga, P. Heun, and B.E. Black*. 2019. Human artificial chromosomes that bypass centromeric DNA. Cell, 178:624-639. (*corresponding author) [PMID: 31348889]

The HIRA histone chaperone complex subunit UBN1 harbors H3/H4 and DNA binding activities

Ricketts, M.D., N. Dasgupta, J. Fan, J. Han, M. Gerace, Y. Tang, B.E. Black, P.D. Adams, and R. Marmorstein. 2019. The HIRA histone chaperone complex subunit UBN1 harbors H3/H4 and DNA binding activities. J. Biol. Chem., 294:9239-9259. [PMID: 31040182]

The nucleosomes that mark centromere location on chromosomes old and new

Gambogi, C.W., and B.E. Black*. 2019. The nucleosomes that mark centromere location on chromosomes old and new. Essays Biochem., 63:15-27. (*corresponding author) [PMID: 31015381]

Phosphorylation of CENP-A on serine 7 does not control centromere function

Barra, V., G.A. Logsdon, A. Scelfo, S. Hoffman, S. Hervé, A. Aslanian, Y. Nechemia-Arbely, D.W. Cleveland, B.E. Black, and D. Fachinetti. 2019. Phosphorylation of CENP-A on serine 7 does not control centromere function. Nat. Commun., 10:175. [PMID: 30635586]