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Post-translational modification of CENP-A influences the conformation of centromeric chromatin.

Bailey, A.O., T. Panchenko, S.K. Matadda, J.J. Petkowski, P. Pai, D.L. Bai, D.H. Russell, I.G. Macara, J. Shabanowitz, D.F. Hunt, B.E. Black*, and D.R. Foltz*. 2013. Post-translational modification of CENP-A influences the conformation of centromeric chromatin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 110:11827-11832. (*corresponding authors; contributed equally) PMID: 23818633

The octamer is the major form of CENP-A nucleosomes at human centromeres.

Hasson, D., T. Panchenko, K.J. Salimian, M.U. Salman, N. Sekulic, A. Alonso, P.E. Warburton, and B.E. Black*. 2013. The octamer is the major form of CENP-A nucleosomes at human centromeres. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol., 20:687-695. (*corresponding author; contributed equally and listed in alphabetical order) PMID: 23644596

Assembly in G1 phase and long-term stability are unique intrinsic features of CENP-A nucleosomes.

Bodor, D.L., L.P. Valente, J.F. Mata, B.E. Black, and L.E.T. Jansen. 2013. Assembly in G1 phase and long-term stability are unique intrinsic features of CENP-A nucleosomes. Mol. Biol. Cell, 24:923-932. PMID: 23363600

Esperanto for histones: CENP-A, not CenH3, is the centromeric histone H3 variant.

Earnshaw, W.C., R.C. Allshire, B.E. Black, K. Bloom, B.R. Brinkley, W. Brown, I.M. Cheeseman, K.H.A. Choo, G.P. Copenhaver, J.G. DeLuca, A. Desai, S. Diekmann, S. Erhardt, M. Fitzgerald-Hayes, D. Foltz, T. Fukagawa, R. Gassmann, D.W. Gerlich, D.M. Glover, G.J. Gorbsky, S.C. Harrison, P. Heun, T. Hirota, L.E.T. Jansen, G. Karpen, G.J.P.L. Kops, M.A. Lampson, S.M. Lens, A. Losada, K. Luger, H. Maiato, P.S. Maddox, R.L. Margolis, H. Masumoto, A.D. McAinsh, B.G. Mellone, P. Meraldi, A. Musacchio, K. Oegema, R.J. O’Neill, E.D. Salmon, K.C. Scott, A.F. Straight, P.T. Stukenberg, B.A. Sullivan, K.F. Sullivan, C.E. Sunkel, J.R. Swedlow, C.E. Walczak, P.E. Warburton, S. Westermann, H.F. Willard, L. Wordeman, M. Yanagida, T.J. Yen, K. Yoda, and D.W. Cleveland. 2013. Esperanto for histones: CENP-A, not CenH3, is the centromeric histone H3 variant. Chromosome Res., 21:101-106. PMID: 23580138

Protein hydrogen exchange: testing current models.

Skinner, J.J., W.K. Lim, S. Bédard, B.E. Black, and S.W. Englander. 2012. Protein hydrogen exchange: testing current models. Protein Sci., 21:987-995. PMID: 22544567

Protein dynamics viewed by hydrogen exchange.

Skinner, J.J., W.K. Lim, S. Bédard, B.E. Black, and S.W. Englander. 2012. Protein dynamics viewed by hydrogen exchange. Protein Sci., 21:996-1005. PMID: 22544544

Molecular underpinnings of centromere identity and maintenance.

Sekulic, N., and B.E. Black*. 2012. Molecular underpinnings of centromere identity and maintenance. Trends Biochem Sci., 37:220-229. (*corresponding author) PMID: 22410197

HJURP uses distinct CENP-A surfaces to recognize and to stabilize CENP-A/histone H4 for centromere assembly.

Bassett, E.A., J. DeNizio, M.C. Barnhart-Dailey, T. Panchenko, N. Sekulic, D.J. Rogers, D.R. Foltz, and B.E. Black*. 2012. HJURP uses distinct CENP-A surfaces to recognize and to stabilize CENP-A/histone H4 for centromere assembly. Dev. Cell, 22: 749-762. (*corresponding author) PMID: 22406139

Centromeric chromatin and the pathway that drives its propagation.

Falk, S.J., and B.E. Black*. 2012. Centromeric chromatin and the pathway that drives its propagation. Biochim Biophys Acta., 1819:313-321. (*corresponding author) PMID: 22154124

Replacement of histone H3 with CENP-A directs global nucleosome array condensation and loosening of nucleosome superhelical termini.

Panchenko, T., T.C. Sorensen, C.L. Woodcock, Z.Y. Kan, S. Wood, M.G. Resch, K. Luger, S.W. Englander*, J.C. Hansen, and B.E. Black*. 2011. Replacement of histone H3 with CENP-A directs global nucleosome array condensation and loosening of nucleosome superhelical termini. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 108:16588-16593. (*corresponding authors) PMID: 21949362