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Systematic name YBL008W
Gene name HIR1
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr II:209653..212175
Primary SGDID S000000104

Description of YBL008W: Subunit of the HIR complex, a nucleosome assembly complex involved in regulation of histone gene transcription; contributes to nucleosome formation, heterochromatic gene silencing, and formation of functional kinetochores[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


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  1. DeSilva H, et al. (1998) Functional dissection of yeast Hir1p, a WD repeat-containing transcriptional corepressor. Genetics 148(2):657-67 SGD PMID 9504914
  2. Kaufman PD, et al. (1998) Hir proteins are required for position-dependent gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the absence of chromatin assembly factor I. Mol Cell Biol 18(8):4793-806 SGD PMID 9671489
  3. Prochasson P, et al. (2005) The HIR corepressor complex binds to nucleosomes generating a distinct protein/DNA complex resistant to remodeling by SWI/SNF. Genes Dev 19(21):2534-9 SGD PMID 16264190
  4. Sharp JA, et al. (2001) Yeast histone deposition protein Asf1p requires Hir proteins and PCNA for heterochromatic silencing. Curr Biol 11(7):463-73 SGD PMID 11412995
  5. Sharp JA, et al. (2002) Chromatin assembly factor I and Hir proteins contribute to building functional kinetochores in S. cerevisiae. Genes Dev 16(1):85-100 SGD PMID 11782447
  6. Sherwood PW, et al. (1993) Characterization of HIR1 and HIR2, two genes required for regulation of histone gene transcription in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Cell Biol 13(1):28-38 SGD PMID 8417331
  7. Spector MS, et al. (1997) Hir1p and Hir2p function as transcriptional corepressors to regulate histone gene transcription in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell cycle. Mol Cell Biol 17(2):545-52 SGD PMID 9001207

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