BARD1 directs BRCA1 to DNA damage sites to facilitate homology recombination. Zhou and colleagues have now determined the cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) structure of BARD1 bound to a nucleosome core particle with two marks: H2AK15ub and H4K20me0. The structure illustrates how bivalent recognition of both marks mediates highly specified recruitment of the BARD1-BRCA1 complex.
- cryo-electron microscopy structure
- homologous recombination
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology