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Published in Nucleus - 01/30/2018
Emmanuelle Fabre and Christophe Zimmer
. 2018; 9(1): 161–170.
Published online 2018 Jan 30. doi: 10.1080/19491034.2017.1419847
PMCID: PMC5973241
PMID: 29271297


Maintaining the integrity of the genome in the face of DNA damage is crucial to ensure the survival of the cell and normal development. DNA lesions and repair occur in the context of the chromatin fiber, whose 3D organization and movements in the restricted volume of the nucleus are under intense scrutiny. Here, we highlight work from our and other labs that addresses how the dynamic organization of the chromatin fiber affects the repair of damaged DNA and how, conversely, DNA damage and repair affect the structure and dynamics of chromatin in the budding yeast nucleus.

KEYWORDS: homologous recombination, chromatin dynamics, chromatin structure, Polymer simulations, nuclear organization, Chromatin, Chromosome, DNA repair