Introducing histone modification in trypanosomes

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Nuclear DNA is wrapped around histones. Vigorous research over the past decade has established a central role for histone post-translational modification in controlling the DNA-protein interactions that are required for successful growth and propagation. Recent work now provides a description of acetylated and methylated residues in the divergent trypanosome core histones. Future studies should provide insights into the genomic distribution of each modification and their roles in growth and pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


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