Bromodomains in living cells participate in deciphering the histone code

ABSTRACT: The bromodomain, a module of  ~110 amino acids, is found in several chromatin-associated proteins, including histone acetyltransferases and chromatin-remodeling factors, and can bind to acetylated lysines. Such post-translational modifications occur mainly in the N-terminal tail of the histone proteins and, in combination with other modifications, are thought to participate in defining a histone code. Recent findings provide a model for how bromodomain-containing proteins participate in the recognition of acetylated histones.

Loyola A., Almouzni G. Bromodomains in living cells participate in deciphering the histone code. Trends Cell Biol. 14(6): 279-281 (2004)

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