Select Publications

HJURP is a CENP-A nucleosome assembly factor sufficient to form a functional de novo kinetochore.

Barnhart, M.C., P.H.J.L. Kuich, M.E. Stellfox, J.A. Ward, E.A. Bassett, B.E. Black, and D.R. Foltz. 2011. HJURP is a CENP-A nucleosome assembly factor sufficient to form a functional de novo kinetochore. J. Cell Biol., 194:229-243. PMID: 21768289

Feedback control in sensing chromosome biorientation by the Aurora B kinase.

Salimian, K.J., E.R. Ballister, E.M. Smoak, S. Wood, T. Panchenko, M.A. Lampson*, and B.E. Black*. 2011. Feedback control in sensing chromosome biorientation by the Aurora B kinase. Curr. Biol., 21:1158-1165. (*corresponding authors) PMID: 21723127

DNA binding restricts the intrinsic conformational flexibility of methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2).

Hansen, J.C.*, B.B. Wexler, D.J. Rogers, K.C. Hite, T. Panchenko, S. Ajith, and B.E. Black*. 2011. DNA binding restricts the intrinsic conformational flexibility of methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2). J. Biol. Chem., 286:18938-18948 (*corresponding authors) PMID: 21467044

Epigenetic centromere propagation and the nature of CENP-A nucleosomes.

Black, B.E.*, and D.W. Cleveland*. 2011. Epigenetic centromere propagation and the nature of CENP-A nucleosomes. Cell, 144:471-479. (*corresponding authors) PMID: 21335232

The structure of (CENP-A/H4)2 reveals physical features that mark centromeres.

Sekulic, N., E.A. Bassett, D.J. Rogers, and B.E. Black*. 2010. The structure of (CENP-A/H4)2 reveals physical features that mark centromeres. Nature, 476:347-351. (*corresponding author) PMID: 20739937

Epigenetic centromere specification directs Aurora B accumulation but is insufficient to efficiently correct mitotic errors.

Bassett, E.A., S. Wood, K.J. Salimian, S. Ajith, D.R. Foltz, and B.E. Black*. 2010. Epigenetic centromere specification directs Aurora B accumulation but is insufficient to efficiently correct mitotic errors. J. Cell Biol., 190:177-185. (*corresponding author) PMID: 20643881

A reader for centromeric chromatin.

Sekulic, N., and B.E. Black*. 2009. A reader for centromeric chromatin. Nat. Cell Biol., 11:793-795. (*corresponding author) PMID: 19568265

Centromere-specific assembly of CENP-A nucleosomes is mediated by HJURP.

Foltz, D.R., L.E.T. Jansen, A.O. Bailey, J.R. Yates III, E.A. Bassett, S. Wood, B.E. Black, and D.W. Cleveland. 2009. Centromere-specific assembly of CENP-A nucleosomes is mediated by HJURP. Cell, 137:472-484. PMID: 19410544

The Mad2 partial unfolding model: regulating mitosis through Mad2 conformational switching.

Skinner, J.J., S. Wood, J. Shorter, S.W. Englander*, and B.E. Black*. 2008. The Mad2 partial unfolding model: regulating mitosis through Mad2 conformational switching. J. Cell Biol., 183:761-768. (*corresponding authors) PMID: 19029339

The histone variant CENP-A and centromere specification.

Black, B.E.*, and E.A. Bassett. 2008. The histone variant CENP-A and centromere specification. Curr. Opin. Cell Biol., 20:91-100. (*corresponding author) PMID: 18226513