Richard E Baker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Genetic and genomic analysis of the AT-rich centromere DNA element II of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Richard E Baker
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Genetics 171:1463-75. 2005
  2. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of fungal centromere H3 proteins
    Richard E Baker
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Genetics 174:1481-92. 2006
  3. doi request reprint CENP-A targeting moves a step back
    Richard E Baker
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Mol Cell 33:411-3. 2009
  4. pmc The histone fold domain of Cse4 is sufficient for CEN targeting and propagation of active centromeres in budding yeast
    Lisa Morey
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 3:1533-43. 2004
  5. pmc Scm3, an essential Saccharomyces cerevisiae centromere protein required for G2/M progression and Cse4 localization
    Sam Stoler
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:10571-6. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Assembling a Centric Nucleosome
    Richard Baker; Fiscal Year: 2004

Collaborators

  • Lisa Morey
  • Sam Stoler
  • Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes
  • Scott Weitze
  • Kelly Rogers
  • Kelly Barnes
  • Yinhuai Chen

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. pmc Genetic and genomic analysis of the AT-rich centromere DNA element II of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Richard E Baker
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Genetics 171:1463-75. 2005
    ..Thus, the distinctive and nonrandom sequence organization of CDEII is important for centromere function and possesses informational content that could contribute to the determination of centromere identity...
  2. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of fungal centromere H3 proteins
    Richard E Baker
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Genetics 174:1481-92. 2006
    ..Domain swapping between S. cerevisiae Cse4 and the noncomplementing Pichia angusta ortholog showed that species specificity could not be explained by the presence or absence of any recognized secondary structural element of the HFD...
  3. doi request reprint CENP-A targeting moves a step back
    Richard E Baker
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Mol Cell 33:411-3. 2009
    ..In a recent issue of Molecular Cell, Pidoux et al. (2009) and Williams et al. (2009) identify S. pombe Scm3 as the proximate factor in the Cnp1/CENP-A deposition pathway, providing a direct connection to centromere-localized Mis16-Mis18...
  4. pmc The histone fold domain of Cse4 is sufficient for CEN targeting and propagation of active centromeres in budding yeast
    Lisa Morey
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 3:1533-43. 2004
    ..cerevisiae, and no posttranslational modification or interaction of the NT with other kinetochore component(s) is essential for accurate chromosome segregation in budding yeast...
  5. pmc Scm3, an essential Saccharomyces cerevisiae centromere protein required for G2/M progression and Cse4 localization
    Sam Stoler
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:10571-6. 2007
    ..We suggest that S. cerevisiae Scm3 defines a previously undescribed family of fungal kinetochore proteins important for CenH3 localization...

Research Grants4

  1. Assembling a Centric Nucleosome
    Richard Baker; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Given the high conservation of centric histone H3 variants throughout evolution, the results will illuminate the problem of centromere formation and function in higher eukaryotes including humans. ..