Role of transcription at centromeres in budding yeast.

Kentaro Ohkuni, Katsumi Kitagawa

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Centromeres are specialized chromosomal loci that are essential for proper chromosome segregation. Recent data show that a certain level of active transcription, regulated by transcription factors Cbf1 and Ste12, makes a direct contribution to centromere function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Here, we discuss the requirement and function of transcription at centromeres.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology


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