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Curr Biol. 1997 Feb 1;7(2):R82-4.

Histone acetyltransferases in control.

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Laboratory of Molecular Embryology, NICHHD, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892-5431, USA. awlme@helix.nih.gov

Abstract

Several transcriptional regulators have been found to act as enzymes that acetylate histones. The targeted post-translational modification of histones within regulatory nucleoprotein complexes provides an attractive mechanism for controlling transcription within a chromatin environment.

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9081669
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