histone modifications

Reading histone modifications, an oncoprotein is modified in return

These communications can go awry, resulting in conditions like cancer. Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have uncovered an…

Novel histone modifications couple metabolism to gene activity

DNA is wrapped around proteins called histones, which serve to package the DNA inside the cell nucleus and play an important role in regulating gene…

Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

As researchers have uncovered more and more of these “epigenetic” tags, they have begun to wonder how they are all connected. Now, research from the University…

On the trail of the epigenetic code

The function of its packaging proteins, the histones, was believed to be exclusively structural. Additional genetic information can be stored, however, and…