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Prayitno K, Schauer T, Regnard C, Becker PB.
Progressive dosage compensation during Drosophila embryogenesis is reflected by gene arrangement.
EMBO Rep. 2019 Jul 9:e48138. doi: 10.15252/embr.201948138

Harpprecht L, Baldi S, Schauer T, Schmidt A, Bange T, Robles MS, Kremmer E, Imhof A, Becker PB.
A Drosophila cell-free system that senses DNA breaks and triggers phosphorylation signalling.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 May 31. pii: gkz473. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkz473.

Albig C, Tikhonova E, Krause S, Maksimenko O, Regnard C, Becker PB. 
Factor cooperation for chromosome discrimination in Drosophila.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Feb 28;47(4):1706-1724. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1238.

Scacchetti A, Brueckner L, Jain D, Schauer T, Zhang X, Schnorrer F, van Steensel B, Straub T, Becker PB. 
CHRAC/ACF contribute to the repressive ground state of chromatin.
Life Sci Alliance. 2018 Feb 9;1(1):e201800024. doi: 10.26508/lsa.201800024. eCollection 2018 Jan.

Baldi S, Jain DS, Harpprecht L, Zabel A, Scheibe M, Butter F, Straub T, Becker PB. 
Genome-wide Rules of Nucleosome Phasing in Drosophila.
Mol Cell. 2018 Nov 15;72(4):661-672.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.09.032. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Baldi S, Krebs S, Blum H, Becker PB.
Genome-wide measurement of local nucleosome array regularity and spacing by nanopore sequencing.
Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2018 Sep;25(9):894-901. doi: 10.1038/s41594-018-0110-0. Epub 2018 Aug 20. PMID: 30127356

Schauer T, Ghavi-Helm Y, Sexton T, Albig C, Regnard C, Cavalli G, Furlong EE, Becker PB.
Chromosome topology guides the Drosophila Dosage Compensation Complex for target gene activation.
EMBO Rep. 2017 Aug 9. pii: e201744292. doi: 10.15252/embr.201744292.

Schunter S, Villa R, Flynn V, Heidelberger JB, Classen AK, Beli P, Becker PB. Ubiquitylation of the acetyltransferase MOF in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One. 2017 May 16;12(5):e0177408. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177408

Jain DS, Baldi S, Zabel A, Straub T, Becker PB. Genome-wide analysis of phased nucleosomal arrays reveals the functional characteristic of the nucleosome remodeler ACF. bioRxiv. (2016).

Villa R, Schauer T, Smialowski P, Straub T, Becker PB. PionX sites mark the X chromosome for dosage compensation. Nature. 2016 Aug 31;537(7619):244–8.

Börner K, Becker PB. Splice variants of the SWR1-type nucleosome remodeling factor Domino have distinct functions during Drosophila melanogaster oogenesis. Development. 2016 Sep 1;143(17):3154–67.

Blasi T, Feller C, Feigelman J, Hasenauer J, Imhof A, Theis FJ, Becker PB, Marr C (2016)
Computational modeling identifies motif-specific reactions as essential components of the histone acetylation network
Cell Systems, 2, 49-58.

Börner K, Jain D, Vazquez-Pianzola P, Vengadasalam S, Steffen N, Fyodorov DV, et al. A role for tuned levels of nucleosome remodeler subunit ACF1 during Drosophila oogenesis. Developmental Biology. 2016 Mar 15;411(2):217–30.

Peleg S, Feller C, Forne I, Schiller E, Sévin DC, Schauer T, Regnard C, Straub T, Prestel M, Klima C, Schmitt Nogueira M, Becker L, Klopstock T, Sauer U, Becker PB, Imhof A & Ladurner AG. (2016)
Life span extension by targeting a link between metabolism and histone acetylation in Drosophila.
EMBO Reports Jan 18. pii: e201541132.

Moritz B, Becker PB & Göpfert U (2015)
CMV promoter mutants with a reduced propensity to productivity loss in CHO cells.
Sci Reports 5:16952

Prabu JR, Müller M, Thomae AW, Schüssler S, Bonneau F, Becker PB# & Conti E# (2015)
Structure of the RNA Helicase MLE Reveals the Molecular Mechanisms for Uridine Specificity and RNA-ATP Coupling.
Molecular Cell 60, 487-99.

Schram RD, Klinker H, Becker PB & Schiessel H (2015)
Computational study of remodeling in a nucleosomal array.
Eur Phys J E Soft Matter 38, 85.

Jain D, Baldi S, Zabel A, Straub T & Becker PB (2015)
Active promoters give rise to false positive 'Phantom Peaks' in ChIP-seq experiments.
Nucleic Acids Research 43, 6959-68

Sandaltzopoulos R, Becker PB (2015)*
Beads-on-a-string on a bead: reconstitution and analysis of chromatin on a solid support.
Methods Mol Biol.1288:1-14.

Feller C, Forné I, Imhof A, Becker PB (2015)
Global and specific responses of the histone acetylome to systematic perturbation.
Molecular Cell 57, 559-571

Zheng S, Villa R, Wang J, Feng Y, Wang J, Becker PB & Ye K (2014)
Structural basis of X chromosome DNA recognition by the MSL2 CXC domain during Drosophila dosage compensation.
Genes & Development 28, 2652-2662.

Militti C, Maenner S, Becker PB & Gebauer F (2014)
UNR facilitates the interaction of MLE with the lncRNA roX2 during Drosophila dosage compensation.
Nat Commun. 5,4762-4769.

Klinker H, Haas C, Harrer N, Becker PB, Mueller-Planitz F (2014)
Rapid purification of recombinant histones.
PLOSone 9, e104029.

Mathew V, Pauleau AL, Steffen N, Bergner A, Becker PB & Erhardt S (2014)
The histone-fold protein CHRAC14 influences chromatin composition in response to DNA damage.
Cell Reports 7, 321-330.

Klinker H, Müller-Planitz F, Yang R, Forné I, Liu CF, Nordenskiöld L & Becker PB (2014)
ISWI Remodelling of Physiological Chromatin Fibres Acetylated at Lysine 16 of Histone H4
PLOSone 9, e88411.

Müller-Planitz F, Klinker H & Becker PB (2013)
Nucleosome sliding mechanisms: new twist in a looped history
Nature Struct Mol Biol. 20, 1026 – 1032.

Becker PB. & Workman JL (2013)
Nucleosome Remodeling and Epigenetics.
Cold Spring Harbor Perspect. Bld. 5,

Maenner S, Müller, M, Fröhlich J, Langer D & Becker PB (2013)
ATP-dependent roX RNA remodeling by the helicase maleless enables specific association of MSL proteins.
Molecular Cell 51, 174 – 184.

Straub T & Becker PB (2013)
Comment on “Drosophila Compensation Involves Enhanced Pol II Recruitment to Male X-Linked Promoters”.
Science 340, 273.

Baldi S & Becker PB (2013)
The variant histone H2A.V of Drosophila-three roles, two guises.
Chromosoma 122, 245-258.

Straub T, Zabel A, Gilfilan GD, Feller C & Becker PB (2013)
Different chromatin interfaces of the Drosophila dosage compensation complex revealed by high-shear ChIP-seq.
Genome Res. 23, 473-85.

Mueller-Planitz F, Klinker H, Ludwigsen J & Becker PB (2013)
The ATPase domain of ISWI is an autonomous nucleosome remodeling machine.
Nature Struct Mol Biol. 20, 82-89.

Becker PB (2012)*
Nucleosome remodeling and epigenome diversification. In “Epigenetics, Brain and Behavior”.
Sassone-Corsi, P., Christen, Y. (eds), 1-10, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Villa R, Forné I, Müller M, Imhof A, Straub T & Becker PB. (2012)
MSL2 Combines Sensor and Effector Functions in Homeostatic Control of the Drosophila Dosage Compensation Machinery.
Molecular Cell 48, 647-654.

Eckey M, Kuphal S, Straub T, Rümmele P, Kremmer E, Bosserhoff AK & Becker PB (2012)
Nucleosome Remodeler SNF2L Suppresses Cell Proliferation and Migration and Attenuates Wnt Signaling.
Mol Cell Biol. 32, 2359-2371.

Maenner S, Müller M & Becker PB (2012)
Roles of long, non-coding RNA in chromosome-wide transcription regulation: Lessons from two dosage compensation systems.
Biochimie 94,1490-1498.

Forné I, Ludwigsen J, Imhof A, Becker PB & Müller-Planitz F (2012)
Probing the confirmation of the ISWI ATPase domain with genetically encoded photoreactive crosslinkers and mass spectrometry.
Mol Cell Proteomics 11, M111.012088.

Feller C, Prestel M, Hartmann H, Straub T, Söding J & Becker PB (2012)
The MOF-containing NSL complex associates globally with housekeeping genes, but activates only a defined subset.
Nucleic Acids Research. 40, 1509-1522.

Maier VK & Becker PB (2012)
A Defined In Vitro System to Study ATP-Dependent Remodeling of Short Chromatin Fibers.
Methods Mol Biol. 833, 255-270.

Sánchez-Molina S, Mortusewicz O, Bieber B, Auer S, Eckey M, Leonhardt H, Friedl AA & Becker PB (2011)
Role for hACF1 in the G2/M damage checkpoint.
Nucleic Acids Research 39, 8445-8456.

Straub T & Becker PB (2011)
Transcription modulation chromosome-wide: universal features and principles of dosage compensation in worms and flies.
Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 21, 147-153.

Regnard C, Straub T, Mitterweger A & Becker PB (2011)
Jil1 kinase reinforces rather than establishes active chromatin.
PLOS Genetics 7, e1001327.

Prestel M, Feller C & Becker PB (2010)
Dosage compensation and the global re-balancing of aneuploid genomes.
Genome Biology 11, 216.

Chioda M, Vengadasalam S, Kremmer E, Eberharter A & Becker PB (2010)
Developmental role for dACF1-containing nucleosome remodelers in chromatin organisation.
Development 137, 3513-3522.

Korber, P & Becker PB (2010)
Nucleosome dynamics and epigenetic stability.
Essays in Biochemistry 48, 63-74.

Grimaud C & Becker PB (2010)
Form and function of dosage-compensated chromosomes – a chicken-and-egg relationship.
BioEssays 32, 709-717.

Boeke J, Regnar, C, Cai W, Johansen J, Johansen K.., Becker PB & Imhof A (2010)
Phosphorylation of SU(VAR)3-9 by the chromosomal kinase JIL-1.
PlosONE, e10042.

Prestel M, Feller C, Straub T, Mitlöhner H & Becker PB (2010)
The activation potential of MOF is constrained for dosage compensation.
Molecular Cell 38, 815-826.

Chioda M & Becker PB (2010)
Soft skills turned into hard facts: nucleosome remodelling at developmental switches.
Heredity 105, 71-79.

Fauth T, Mueller-Planitz F, König C, Straub T & Becker PB (2010)
The DNA binding CXC domain of MSL2 is required for faithful targeting the Dosage Compensation Complex to the X chromosome.
Nucleic Acids Research 38, 3209-3221.

Grimaud C & Becker PB (2009)
The dosage compensation complex shapes the conformation of the X chromosome in Drosophila.
Genes & Development 23, 2490-2495.

Siriaco G, Deuring R, Chioda M, Becker PB & Tamkun J (2009)
Drosophila ISWI regulates the association of histone H1 with interphase chromosomes in vivo.
Genetics 182, 661-669.

Bartkuhn M, Straub T, Herold M, Herrmann M, Rathke C, Saumweber H, Gilfillan GD, Becker PB & Renkawitz R (2009)
Active promoters and insulators are marked by centrosomal protein 190.
EMBO J 28, 877-888.

Straub T, Grimaud C, Gilfillan GD, Mitterweger A & Becker PB (2008)
The chromosomal high affinity sites for the Drosophila dosage compensation complex.
PLOS Genet 4, e 1000302.

Bonaldi T, Straub T, Kumar C, Cox J, Becker PB & Mann M (2008)
Combined use of RNAi and quantitative proteomics to study gene function in Drosophila.
Molecular Cell 31, 762 – 772.

Straub T & Becker PB (2008)
DNA sequence and the organization of chromosomal domains.
Curr Op Genet Dev 18, 175-180.

Maier VK, Chioda M & Becker PB (2008)
ATP-dependent chromatosome remodelling.
Biol Chem 389, 345-352.

Izzo A, Regnard C, Morales V, Kremmer E & Becker PB (2008)
Structure-function analysis of the RNA helicase maleless.
Nucleic Acids Research 36, 950-962.

Maier VK, Chioda M, Rhodes D & Becker PB (2008)
ACF catalyzes chromatosome movements in chromatin fibres.
EMBO J 27, 827-839.

Nightingale KP, Baumann M, Eberharter A, Mamais A, Becker PB & Boyes J, (2007)
Acetylation increases access of remodelling complexes to their nucleosome targets to enhance initiation of V(D)J recombination.
Nucleic Acids Research 35, 6311-6321.

Ferreira R, Chioda M, Eberharter A, Bonaldi T, Imhof A, & Becker PB (2007)
Site-specific acetylation of ISWI by Gcn5.
BMC Molecular Biology 8:73.

Gilfillan GD, König C, Dahlsveen IK, Prakoura N, Lamm R, Fauth T & Becker PB (2007)
Cumulative contributions of weak DNA determinants to targeting the Drosophila dosage compensation complex.
Nucleic Acids Res 35, 3561-3572.

Straub T & Becker PB (2007)
Dosage compensation: the beginning and end of generalization.
Nature Review Genetics 8, 47-57.

Becker PB (2006)*
A finger on the mark (News & Views).
Nature 442, 31-32.

Becker PB (2006)*
Dosis Kompensation im Profil: Lebenswichtige Feineinstellung der Transkription.
Biospektrum 2/06, 168-170.

Varga-Weisz PD & Becker PB (2006)
Regulation of Higher Order Chromatin Structures by Nucleosome Remodelling Factors.
Curr Op Genet Dev 16, 151-156.

Gilfillan GD, Straub T, de Wit E, Greil F, Lamm R, van Steensel B & Becker PB (2006)
Chromosome-wide gene-specific targeting of the Drosophila Dosage Compensation Complex.
Genes & Development 20, 857-870.

Becker PB (2006)*
Wolfram Hörz, 1944 – 2005 (Obituary).
Cell 124, 13-14.

Dahlsveen IK Gilfillan GD Shelest VI, Lamm R & Becker PB (2006)
Targeting Determinants of Dosage Compensation in Drosophila.
PLOS Genetics 2, e5.

Rupp AW & Becker PB (2005)*
Gene Regulation by Histone H1: Novel Links to DNA Methylation. (Preview).
Cell 123, 1178-1179.

Hartlepp KF, Fernandez-Tornero C, Eberharter A, Grüne T, Müller C & Becker PB (2005)
The histone fold subunits of the Chromatin Accessibility Complex facilitate nucleosome sliding through dynamic DNA interactions.
Mol Cell Biol 25, 9886-9896.
110 Becker PB (2005)*
Nucleosome remodelers on track (News and Views).
Nature Struct Mol Biol 12, 732-733.

Straub T, Gilfillan G & Becker PB (2005)
The Drosophila MSL complex activates the transcription of target genes.
Genes & Development 19, 2284-2288.

Straub T, Neumann MF, Prestel M, Kremmer E, Kaether C, Haass C & Becker PB (2005)
Stable chromosomal association of MSL2 defines a dosage compensated nuclear compartment.
Chromosoma 114, 352- 364.

Eberharter A, Ferreira R & Becker PB (2005)
Dynamic Chromatin: Concerted Nucleosome Remodelling and Acetylation.
Biol Chem 386, 745-75.

Straub T, Dahlsveen IK & Becker PB (2005)
Dosage Compensation in Flies: Mechanism, Models, Mystery.
FEBS letters 579, 3258-3263.

Morales V, Regnard C, Izzo A, Vetter I & Becker PB (2005)
The MRG domain mediates the functional integration of MSL3 into the dosage compensation complex.
Mol Cell Biol 25, 5947-5954.

Becker PB (2004)*
The Chromatin Accessibility Complex – chromatin dynamics through nucleosome sliding.
CSH Symp Quant Biol 69, 281-287.

Eberharter A, Vetter I, Ferreira R & Becker PB (2004)
Acf1 improves the effectiveness of nucleosome mobilization by ISWI through PHD-histone contacts.
EMBO J 23, 4029-4039.

Morales V, Straub T, Neumann MF, Mengus G, Akhtar A & Becker PB (2004)
Functional integration of the histone acetyltransferase MOF into the dosage compensation complex.
EMBO J 23, 2258–2268.

Gilfillan G, Dahlsveen I & Becker PB (2004)
Lifting a chromosome: Dosage Compensation in Drosophila.
FEBS Letters 567, 8–14.

Ragvin A, Valvatne H, Erdal S, Arskog V, Tufteland KR, Breen K, Oyan AM, Eberharter A, Gibson TJ Becker PB & Aasland R (2004)
Nucleosome binding by the bromodomain and PHD finger of the transcriptional cofactor p300.
J Mol Biol 337, 773-778.

Eberharter A & Becker PB (2004)*
ATP-dependent nucleosome remodelling: factors and function.
J Cell Sci 117, 3707-371.

Akhtar A & Becker PB (2004)
MOF, an acetyl transferase involved in dosage compensation in Drosophila uses a CCHC finger for substrate recognition.
In: Zinc Finger Proteins. S. Iuchi & N. Kuldell (eds.), Landes Bioscience, Chapter 33.

Chin J, Längst G, Becker PB & Widom J (2004)
Fluorescence anisotropy assays for analysis of ISWI-DNA and ISWI-nucleosome interactions.
Methods in Enzymology 376, 3-16.

Längst G & Becker PB (2004)
Nucleosome remodeling - one mechanism, many phenomena?
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1677, 58-63.

Eberharter A, Längst G & Becker PB (2004)
A nucleosome sliding assay for chromatin remodeling factors.
Methods in Enzymology 377, 344-352.

Strohner R, Németh A, Nightingale KP, Grummt I, Becker PB & Längst G (2004)
Recruitment of the nucleolar remodeling complex NoRC established rDNA silencing.
Mol Cell Biol 24, 1791-1798.

Brehm A, Tufteland KR, Aasland R & Becker PB (2004)
The many colours of chromodomains.
BioEssays 26, 133-140.

Grüne T, Brzeski J, Eberharter A, Clapier CR, Corona DFV., Becker PB# & Müller CW# (2003) # corresponding authors
Crystal structure and functional analysis of the nucleosome recognition module of the remodeling factor ISWI.
Molecular Cell, 12, 449-460.

Straub T & Becker PB (2003)*
Chromatinstruktur und Krebsentstehung.
Forum 1-03, 21-22.

Park Y, Mengus G, Bai X, Kageyama Y, Meller V, Becker PB & Kuroda MI (2003).
Sequence-specific targeting of Drosophila roX genes by the MSL dosage compensa-tion complex.
Molecular Cell 11, 977-986.

Sandaltzopoulos R. & Becker PB (2003)
Analysis of activator-dependent transcription reinitiation in vitro.
Methods in Enzymology 370, 487-504.

Bonaldi T, Längst G, Strohner R, Becker PB#. & Bianchi ME# (2002)
The DNA chaperone function of HMGB1 facilitates ACF-dependent nucleosome sliding.
EMBO J 21, 6865-6873. # corresponding author

Becker PB (2002)
New EMBO Member Review. Nucleosome sliding: facts and fiction.
EMBO J 21, 4749-4753.

Bilbao-Cortés D, Hetzer M, Längst G, Becker PB & Mattaj IW (2002)
Ran binds to chromatin by two distinct mechanisms.
Current Biology. 12, 1151-1156.

Bouazoune K, Mitterweger A, Längst G, Imhof A, Akhtar A, Becker PB & Brehm A (2002)
The dMi-2 chromodomains are DNA binding modules important for ATP-dependent nucleosome mobilisation.
EMBO J 21, 2430-2440.

Corona DFV, Clapier CR, Becker PB & Tamkun JW (2002)
Modulation of ISWI function by site-specific histone acetylation.
EMBO Reports 3, 242-247.

Eberharter A & Becker PB (2002)
Histone acetylation, a switch between repressive and permissive chromatin.
EMBO Reports 3, 224-229.

Becker PB & Hörz W. (2002)
ATP-dependent nucleosome remodeling.
Ann Rev Biochem 71, 247-273.

Clapier C, Nightingale KP & Becker PB (2002)
A critical epitope for substrate recognition by the nucleosome remodeling ATPase ISWI.
Nucleic Acids Research 30, 649-655.

Murawski CM, Brehm A, Lowe H, Badenhorst P, Müller J, Becker PB & Travers AA (2001)
Tramtrack69 interacts with the dMi-2 ATPase component of the Drosophila NuRD chromatin remodeling complex.
EMBO Reports 2, 1089-1094.

Längst G & Becker PB (2001)
ISWI induces nucleosome sliding on nicked DNA.
Molecular Cell 8, 1085-1092.

Czermin B, Schotta G, Hülsmann BB, Brehm A, Becker PB, Reuter G & Imhof A (2001)
Physical and functional association of SU(VAR)3-9 and HDAC1 in Drosophila.
EMBO Reports 2, 915-919.

Ner SS, Blank T, Perez-Paralle ML, Grigliatti TA, Becker PB & Travers A A (2001)
HMG-D and histone H1 interplay during chromatin assembly and early embryogenesis.
J Biol Chem 276, 37569-37576.

Georgieva S, Nabirochkina A, Dilworth FJ, Eickhoff H, Becker PB, Tora L, Georgiev P.& Soldatov A. (2001)
The Novel Transcription Factor e(y)2 Interacts with TAF(II)40 and Potentiates Transcription Activation on Chromatin Templates.
Mol Cell Biol 21, 5223-5231.

Eberharter A, Ferrari S, Längst G, Straub T, Imhof A, Varga-Weisz P, Wilm M & Becker PB (2001)
Acfl, the largest subunit of CHRAC, regulates ISWI-induced nucleosome remodelling.
EMBO J 20, 3781-3788.

Längst G & Becker PB (2001)
Nucleosome mobilization and positioning by ISWI-containing chromatin remodeling factors.
J Cell Sci 114, 2561-2568.

Kageyama Y, Mengus G, Gilfillan G, Kennedy HG, Stuckenholz C, Kelley RL, Becker PB, & Kuroda MI (2001)
Association and spreading of the Drosophila dosage compensation complex from a discrete roX1 chromatin entry site.
EMBO J 20, 2236-2245.

Leach KM, Nightingale KP, Igarashi K, Levings P, Engel JD, Becker PB & Bungert J (2001)
Reconstitution of human β-globin locus control region hypersensitive sites in the absence of chromatin assembly.
Mol Cell Biol 8, 2629-2640.

Längst G & Becker PB (2001)*
Zwischen Archivierung und Aktivierung: Informationsmanagement im Zellkern.
Einsichten 19, 6-9.

Akhtar A. & Becker PB (2001)
The histone H4 acetyltransferase MOF uses a C2HC zinc finger for substrate
EMBO Reports 2, 113-118.

Imhof A. & Becker PB (2001)*
Modificatons of the Histone N-terminal domains - Evidence for an ´epigenetic code´?
Molecular Biotechnology 17, 1-13.

Wu C, Becker PB & Tsukiyama T (2001)*
ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling by the ISWI complexes.
In "Chromatin Structure and Gene Expression: Frontiers of Molecular Biology", 2nd Edition, p 114-134. Elgin, S.C.R. and Workman, J.L. (Eds.). Oxford University Press

Clapier C, Längst G, Corona DFV, Becker PB# & Nightingale, K.P. (2001)
Critical role for the histone H4 N-terminus in nucleosome remodeling by ISWI.
Mol Cell Biol. 21, 875-883. #Corresponding author

Akhtar A, Zink D & Becker PB (2000)
Chromodomains are protein-RNA interaction modules.
Nature 407, 405-409.

Boyer LA, Logie C, Bonte E, Becker PB, Wade PA, Wolffe AP, Wu C, Imbalzano AN & Peterson CL (2000)
Functional delineation of three groups of the ATP-dependent family of chromatin remodeling enzymes.
J Biol Chem 275, 18864-18870.

Sandaltzopoulos R & Becker PB (2000)*
Solid phase DNAse I footprinting. in: "Protein-DNA interactions: A practical approach",
Travers AA & Buckle M (eds), Oxford University Press
Nucl Acids and Biol Chemistry 11, 151-159.

Brehm A, Längst G, Kehle J, Clapier C, Imhof A, Eberharter A, Müller J & Becker PB (2000)
dMi-2 and ISWI chromatin remodelling factors two classes of chromatin remodeling factors have distinct nucleosome binding and mobilization properties.
EMBO J 16, 4332-4341.

Poot RA, Dellaire G, Hülsmann B, Corona DFV, Becker PB, Bickmore WA & Varga-Weisz PD (2000)
HuCHRAC, a new human ISWI chromatin-remodelling complex, contains haCf1 and two novel histone-fold proteins.
EMBO J 19, 3377-3387.

Corona DFV, Eberharter A, Budde A, Deuring R, Ferrari S, Varga-Weisz P, Wilm M, Tamkum J & Becker PB (2000)
Two histone fold proteins, CHRAC-14 and CHRAC-16, are developmentally regulated subunits of chromatin accessibility complex (CHRAC).
EMBO J 19, 3049-3059.

Akhtar A & Becker PB (2000)
Activation of transcription through histone H4 acetylation by MOF, an acetyl
transferase essential for dosage compensation in Drosophila.
Molecular Cell 5, 367-375.

Moggs JG, Grandi P, Quivy JP, Jonsson ZO, Hübscher U, Becker PB & Almouzni G (2000)
A CAF-1-PCNA-mediated chromatin assembly pathway triggered by sensing DNA damage.
Mol Cell Biol 20 1206-1218.

Breiling A, Bonte E, Ferrari S, Becker PB, & Paro R (1999)
The Drosophila Polycomb Protein Interacts with Nucleosomal Core Particles In Vitro via its Repression Domain.
Mol Cell Biol 19, 8451-8460.

Gebauer F, Corona D, Preiss T, Becker PB & Hentze MW (1999)
cooperative silencing via the 5' and 3' UTRs of msl-2 mRNA is independent of the poly(A) tail.
EMBO J 18, 6146-6154.

Längst G, Bonte EJ, Corona DEV & Becker PB (1999)
Nucleosome movement by CHRAC and ISWI without disruption or trans-displacement of the histone octamer.
Cell 97, 843-852.

Di Croce L, Koop R, Venditti P, Westphal HM, Nightingale KP, Corona DFV, Becker PB & Beato M (1999)
Two-step synergism between the progestrone receptor and the DNA-binding domain of nuclear factor 1 on MMTV minichromosomes.
Molecular Cell 4, 45-54.

Bonte E & Becker PB (1999)*
Preparation of chromatin assembly extracts from preblastoderm Drosophila embryos.
in: Chromatin Protocols, Becker. P.B. (Ed), Humana Press, Totowa, USA, 187-194.

Krajewski WA & Becker PB (1999)*
Reconstitution and analysis of hyperacetylated chromatin.
in: Chromatin Protocols, Becker. P.B. (Ed), Humana Press, Totowa, USA, 207-218.

Sandaltzopoulos R & Becker PB (1999)*
A solid phase approach for the analysis of reconstituted chromatin.
in: Chromatin Protocols, Becker. P.B. (Ed), Humana Press, Totowa, USA, 195-206.

Corona DFV, Längst G, Clapier CR, Bonte EJ, Ferrari S, Tamkun J & Becker PB (1999)
ISWI is an ATP-dependent nucleosome remodeling factor.
Molecular Cell 3, 239-245.

Varga-Weisz PD, Bonte EJ & Becker PB (1999)
Analysis of modulators of chromatin structure in Drosophila.
Methods Enzymology 304, 742-754.

Agianian B, Leonard K, Bonte E, Van der Zandt H, Becker PB & Tucker, P. (1999).
The glutamine-rich domain of the Drosophila GAGA factor is necessary for amyloid fibre formation in vitro, but not for chromatin remodelling.
J Mol Biol 285, 527-544.

Patent Hörber, H. & Becker, P.B. (2/1999)
Verfahren zum Nachweis von Analyten in einer Meßprobe sowie Meßträger hierfür
Deutsche Patentanmeldung Nr. 199 04 288.8.

Patent Gebauer, F. Corona, D.E.V., Becker, P.B.& Hentze, M. (2/ 1999)
Translation System
UK Patentanmeldung Nr. GB 9904004.0.

Nightingale KP & Becker PB (1998)
Structural and functional analysis of chromatin assembled from defined histones.
Methods 15, 343-353.

Venditti P, Di Croce L, Kauer M, Blank TA, Becker PB & Beato M (1998)
Assembly of the MMTV promoter minichromosomes with positioned nucleosomes precludes NF1 access but not restrictione enzyme cleavage.
Nucleic Acids Research 26, 3657-3666.

Längst G, Becker PB & Grummt I (1998)
TTF-I determines the chromatin architecture of the active rDNA promoter.
EMBO J 17, 3135-3145.

Alexiadis V, Varga-Weisz PD, Bonte E, Becker PB, Gruss C (1998)
In vitro chromatin remodelling by Chromatin Accessibility Complex (CHRAC) at the SV40 origin of DNA replication.
EMBO J 17,3428-3438.

Karetsou Z, Sandaltzopoulos R, Frangou-Lazaridis M, Lai C, Tsolas O, Becker PB and Papamarcaki, T. (1998)
Prothymosin α modulates the interaction of histone H1 with chromatin.
Nucleic Acids Research 26, 3111-3118.

Varga-Weisz PD & Becker PB (1998)
Chromatin-remodeling factors: machines that regulate?
Curr. Op. Cell Biol. 10, 346-353.

Nightingale KP, Wellinger RE, Sogo JM & Becker PB (1998)
Histone acetylation facilitates RNA polymerase II transcription of the Drosophila hsp26 gene in chromatin.
EMBO J 17, 2865-2876.

Krajewski WA & Becker PB (1998)
Reconstitution of hyperacetylated, DNase I-sensitive chromatin characterized by high conformational flexibility of nucleosomal DNA.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 95, 1540-1545.

Sandaltzopoulos R. & Becker PB (1998)
Heat shock factor increases the reinitiation rate from potentiated chromatin templates.
Mol Cell Biol 18, 361-367.

Gaillard P, Moggs JG, Roche DM, Quivy JP, Becker PB, Wood RD & Almouzni G (1997)
A nucleosome assembly pathway tightly linked to DNA repair.
EMBO J 16, 6281-6289.

Becker PB (1997)*
DNA-transcription factor interactions in the context of chromatin.
in "Transcription factors in Eukaryotes", Papavassiliou, A. (ed.), Springer Verlag Heidelberg, 336-346.

Varga-Weisz PD, Wilm M, Bonte E, Dumas K, Mann M & Becker PB (1997)
Chromatin-remodeling factor CHRAC contains the ATPases ISWI and topoisomerase II.
Nature 388, 598-602.

Sandaltzopoulos R. & Becker PB (1997)*
Antirepression, potentiation and activation of promoters in reconstituted chromatin.
in "Mechanisms of transcription", Nucleic Acids & Molecular Biology 11, 291-308.
F. Eckstein and D. Lilley (eds). Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Blank TA, Sandaltzopoulos R & Becker PB (1997)*
Biochemical analysis of chromatin structure and function using Drosophila embryo extracts.
Methods 12, 28-35.

Längst G, Blank TA, Becker PB & Grummt I (1997)
RNA polymerase I transcription on nucleosomal templates: the transcription termination factor TTF-I induces chromatin remodeling and relieves transcriptional repression.
EMBO J 16, 760-768.

Rhee K, Stier G, Becker PB, Suck D & Sandaltzopoulos R (1997)
The bifunctional protein DCoH modulates interactions of the homeodomain transcription factor HNF1 with nucleic acids.
J Mol Biol 265, 20-29.

Ragnhildstveit E, Fjose A, Becker PB & Quivy JP (1997)
Solid phase technology improves coupled gel shift/footprinting analysis.
Nucleic Acids Research 25, 453-454.

Patent 1997:Sandaltzopoulos, R. & Becker, P.B
Verfahren zur Immobilisierung von Biopolymeren
Deutsche Patentanmendung Nr. 196 02 300.9
Rechte veräußert an Dynal, Oslo.

Heald R, Tournebize R, Blank T, Sandaltzopoulos R, Becker PB., Hyman T & Karsenti E (1996)
Self-organisation of microtubules into bipolar spindels around articifical chromosomes in Xenopus egg extracts.
Nature 382, 420-425.

Quivy JP & Becker PB (1996)
Genomic Footprinting of Drosophila embryo nuclei by Linker Tag Selection LM-PCR.
Methods 11, 171-179.

Blank TA & Becker PB (1996)
The effect of nucleosome phasing sequences and DNA topology on nucleosome spacing.
J Mol Biol 260, 1-8.

Quiv, JP & Becker PB (1996)
The architecture of the heat-inducible Drosophila hsp27 promoter in nuclei.
J Mol Biol 256, 249-263.

Sandaltzopoulos R. & Becker PB (1995)
Solid Phase DNase I footprinting.
Biochemica 4, 23-25.

Blank TA & Becker PB (1995)
Electrostatic mechanism of nucleosome spacing.
J Mol Biol 252, 305-313.

Varga-Weisz PD & Becker PB. (1995)*
Transcription factor-mediated chromatin remodelling: Mechanisms and Models
FEBS letters 369, 118-121.

Sandaltzopoulos R, Mitchelmore C, Bonte E, Wall G & Becker PB (1995)
Dual regulation of the Drosophila hsp26 promoter in vitro.
Nucleic Acids Research 13, 2479-2487.

Becker PB (1995)*
Drosophila chromatin and transcription
Seminars in Cell Biology 6, 185-190.

Quivy JP & Becker PB (1995)*
Determination of unknown genomic sequences without cloning.
In Methods in Mol, Biology, 65, PCR sequencing protocols, Rapley, R. (ed)
Humana Press, Totowa, p 119-131.

Sandaltzopoulos R., Quivy JP, & Becker PB (1995)*
Analysis of protein/DNA interactions by solid phase footprinting.
Meth Mol and Cell Biol 5,176-181.

Varga-Weisz PD, Blank TA & Becker PB (1995)
Energy-dependent chromatin accessibility and nucleosome mobility in a cell-free system.
EMBO J 14, 2209-2216.

Wall G, Varga-Weisz PD, Sandaltzopoulos R, & Becker PB (1995)
Chromatin remodeling by GAGA Factor and Heat Shock Factor at the hypersensitive Drosophila hsp26 promoter in vitro.
EMBO J 14, 1727-1736.

Sandaltzopoulos R, Ansorge W, Becker PB & Voss H (1994)
Non-radioactive, solid phase DNase I footprints analyzed on an A.L.F. DNA sequencer.
Biotechniques, 17, 474-476.

Sandaltzopoulos R & Becker PB (1994)
Solid phase DNase I footprinting: quick and versatile.
Nucleic Acids Research 22, 1511-1512.

Becker PB (1994)
The establishment of active promoters in chromatin.
BioEssays 16, 541-547.

Becker PB, Tsukiyama T & Wu C (1994)
Preparation of chromatin assembly extracts from Drosophila embryos.
Methods in Cell Biology 44, 207-223.

Tsukiyama T, Becker PB & Wu C (1994)
ATP-dependent nucleosome disruption at a heat-shock promoter mediated by binding of GAGA transcription factor.
Nature 367, 525-532.

Quivy JP & Becker PB (1994)
Direct dideoxy sequencing of genomic DNA by ligation-mediated PCR.
Biotechniques 16, 239-240.

Sandaltzopoulos R, Blank T & Becker PB (1994)
Transcriptional repression by nucleosomes but not H1 in reconstituted preblastoderm Drosophila chromatin.
EMBO J 13, 373-379.

Quivy JP & Becker PB (1993)
An improved protocol for genomic sequencing and footprinting by ligation-mediated PCR.
Nucleic Acids Research 21, 2779-2781.

Becker PB, Weih F & Schütz G (1993)
Footprinting of DNA-binding proteins in intact cells.
Methods in Enzymology 218, 568-587.

Becker PB & Wu C (1992)
Cell-free system for assembly of transcriptionally repressed chromatin from Drosophila Embryos.
Mol Cell Biol 12, 2241-2249.

Weih F, Nitsch D, Reich A, Schütz G & Becker PB (1991)
Analysis of CpG methylation and genomic footprinting at the tyrosine aminotransferase gene: DNA methylation alone is not sufficient to prevent protein binding in vivo.
EMBO J 10, 2559-2567.

Becker PB, Rabindran SK & Wu C (1991)
Heat shock-regulated transcription in vitro from a reconstituted chromatin template.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 88, 4109-4113.

Clos J, Westwood J, Becker PB, Wilson S, Lambert K & Wu C (1990)
Molecular cloning and expression of a hexameric Heat Shock Factor subject to negative regulation.
Cell 63, 1085-1097.

Becker PB & Schütz G (1988)*
Genomic Footprinting.
In "Genetic engineering, principles and methods" 10, 1-17;
J.K. Setlow (ed), Plenum Press, New York.

Becker PB, Ruppert S & Schütz G (1987)
Genomic Footprinting reveals cell-type-specific binding of ubiquitous transcription factors.
Cell 51, 435-443.

Schütz G, Schmid W, Danesch U, Gloss B, Strähle U, Becker PB & Boshart M (1986)*
Molecular basis for hormonal regulation of the tyrosine aminotransferase and tryptophan oxygenase genes.
Annals of the New York Acad of Sciences 478, 93-100.

Becker PB, Gloss B, Schmid W, Strähle U & Schütz G (1986)
In vivo protein-DNA interactions in a glucocorticoid response element require the presence of the hormone.
Nature 324, 686-688.

Becker PB, Renkawitz R & Schütz G (1984)
Tissue-specific DNase I-hypersensitive sites in the 5´flanking sequences of the tryptophane oxygenase and tyrosine aminotransferase genes.
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