Yashpal Rawal

Yashpal Rawal
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio | UT HSC · Department of Biochemistry

PhD

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Introduction
Yashpal Rawal currently works at the Division of Intramural Research (NICHD), National Institutes of Health. Yashpal does research in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Cell Biology. Their current project is 'Transcriptional Regulations of genes'.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
Yale University
Position
  • Research Associate
May 2012 - February 2018
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Position
  • Fellow
August 2005 - February 2012
Institute of Microbial Technology
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (13)
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Mutations in homologous recombination (HR) genes, including BRCA1, BRCA2, and the RAD51 paralog RAD51C, predispose to tumorigenesis and sensitize cancers to DNA-damaging agents and poly(ADP ribose) polymerase inhibitors. However, ∼800 missense variants of unknown significance have been identified for RAD51C alone, impairing cancer risk assessment a...
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The nucleosome remodeling complexes (CRs) SWI/SNF, RSC, and Ino80C cooperate in evicting or repositioning nucleosomes to produce nucleosome depleted regions (NDRs) at the promoters of many yeast genes induced by amino acid starvation. We analyzed mutants depleted of the catalytic subunits of these CRs for binding of transcriptional activator Gcn4 a...
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The nucleosome remodeling complexes (CRs) SWI/SNF, RSC, and Ino80C cooperate in evicting or repositioning nucleosomes to produce nucleosome depleted regions (NDRs) at the promoters of many yeast genes induced by amino acid starvation. We analyzed mutants depleted of the catalytic subunits of these CRs for binding of transcriptional activator Gcn4 a...
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Mutations in homologous recombination (HR) genes predispose to cancer but also sensitize to chemotherapeutics. Although therapy can initially be effective, cancers frequently cease responding, leading to recurrence and poor prognosis. Here we identify a germline mutation in RAD51C, a critical HR factor and known tumor suppressor, in an ovarian canc...
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The chromatin remodelers SWI/SNF and RSC function in evicting promoter nucleosomes at highly expressed yeast genes, particularly those activated by transcription factor Gcn4. Ino80 remodeling complex (Ino80C) can establish nucleosome-depleted regions (NDRs) in reconstituted chromatin, and was implicated in removing histone variant H2A.Z from the -1...
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The nucleosome remodeling complex RSC functions throughout the yeast genome to set the positions of -1 and +1 nucleosomes and thereby determines the widths of nucleosome-depleted regions (NDRs). The related complex SWI/SNF participates in nucleosome remodeling/eviction and promoter activation at certain yeast genes, including those activated by tra...
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Gcn4 is a yeast transcriptional activator induced by amino acid starvation. ChIP-seq analysis revealed 546 genomic sites occupied by Gcn4 in starved cells, representing ∼30% of Gcn4-binding motifs. Surprisingly, only ∼40% of the bound sites are in promoters, of which only ∼60% activate transcription, indicating extensive negative control over Gcn4...
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Chaperones, nucleosome remodeling complexes and histone acetyltransferases have been implicated in nucleosome disassembly at promoters of particular yeast genes, but whether these co-factors function ubiquitously, and the impact of nucleosome eviction on transcription genome-wide, are poorly understood. We used chromatin immunoprecipitation of hist...
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Gcn4 is a master transcriptional regulator of amino acid and vitamin biosynthetic enzymes subject to the general amino acid control (GAAC), whose expression is upregulated in response to amino acid starvation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We found that accumulation of the threonine pathway intermediate β-aspartate semialdehyde (ASA), substrate of ho...
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Deletants of the sphingolipid biosynthetic pathway genes FEN1 and SUR4 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as well as deletants of their orthologs in Candida albicans, were found to be 2- to 5-fold-more sensitive to amphotericin B (AmB) than parent strains. The inhibition of sphingolipid biosynthesis in parent strains by myriocin sensitized them to AmB, w...
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PPZ1 orthologs, novel members of a phosphoprotein phosphatase family of phosphatases, are found only in fungi. They regulate diverse physiological processes in fungi e.g. ion homeostasis, cell size, cell integrity, etc. Although they are an important determinant of salt tolerance in fungi, their physiological role remained unexplored in any halotol...

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