Author(s): Ng HH, Bird A
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Abstract Over the past few years, the long-standing idea that covalent modification of chromatin can play a role in determining states of gene activity has been confirmed. Eukaryotic genes can be silenced by deacetylation of acetyl-lysine moieties in the N-terminal tails of histones. Recent work links histone deacetylases with an increasing number of repressors, suggesting that deacetylation might be a rather pervasive feature of transcriptional repression systems.
This article was published in Trends Biochem Sci
and referenced in Journal of Neurological Disorders