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Modulation of chromatin structure by the FACT histone chaperone complex regulates HIV-1 integration

Overview of attention for article published in Retrovirology, July 2017
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Modulation of chromatin structure by the FACT histone chaperone complex regulates HIV-1 integration
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Retrovirology, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12977-017-0363-4
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Julien Matysiak, Paul Lesbats, Eric Mauro, Delphine Lapaillerie, Jean-William Dupuy, Angelica P. Lopez, Mohamed Salah Benleulmi, Christina Calmels, Marie-Line Andreola, Marc Ruff, Manuel Llano, Olivier Delelis, Marc Lavigne, Vincent Parissi


Insertion of retroviral genome DNA occurs in the chromatin of the host cell. This step is modulated by chromatin structure as nucleosomes compaction was shown to prevent HIV-1 integration and chromatin remodeling has been reported to affect integration efficiency. LEDGF/p75-mediated targeting of the integration complex toward RNA polymerase II (polII) transcribed regions ensures optimal access to dynamic regions that are suitable for integration. Consequently, we have investigated the involvement of polII-associated factors in the regulation of HIV-1 integration. Using a pull down approach coupled with mass spectrometry, we have selected the FACT (FAcilitates Chromatin Transcription) complex as a new potential cofactor of HIV-1 integration. FACT is a histone chaperone complex associated with the polII transcription machinery and recently shown to bind LEDGF/p75. We report here that a tripartite complex can be formed between HIV-1 integrase, LEDGF/p75 and FACT in vitro and in cells. Biochemical analyzes show that FACT-dependent nucleosome disassembly promotes HIV-1 integration into chromatinized templates, and generates highly favored nucleosomal structures in vitro. This effect was found to be amplified by LEDGF/p75. Promotion of this FACT-mediated chromatin remodeling in cells both increases chromatin accessibility and stimulates HIV-1 infectivity and integration. Altogether, our data indicate that FACT regulates HIV-1 integration by inducing local nucleosomes dissociation that modulates the functional association between the incoming intasome and the targeted nucleosome.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 26%
Student > Postgraduate 5 12%
Student > Master 5 12%
Professor 2 5%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 6 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 7%
Physics and Astronomy 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 8 19%

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