Cell Reports volume 4, issue 1, P59-65 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.06.002 View full text
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Cécile M. Doyen, Yuri M. Moshkin, Gillian E. Chalkley, Karel Bezstarosti, Jeroen A.A. Demmers, Christina Rathke, Renate Renkawitz-Pohl, C. Peter Verrijzer

Abstract: One of the most dramatic forms of chromatin reorganization occurs during spermatogenesis, when the paternal genome is repackaged from a nucleosomal to a protamine-based structure. We assessed the role of the canonical histone chaperone CAF1 in Drosophila spermatogenesis. In this process, CAF1 does not behave as a complex, but its subunits display distinct chromatin dynamics. During histone-to-protamine replacement, CAF1-p180 dissociates from the DNA while CAF1-p75 binds and stays on as a component of sperm chr…

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