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Protein Complexes that Modify Chromatin

  • J. L. Workman

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 274)

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Introduction

Chromatin dynamics is a consequence of protein complexes that modify histones, remove histone modifications, mobilize nucleosomes or stabilize nucleosomes. A wide variety of such complexes have now been described. Some are abundant and may play global roles, others are more rare and specialized for functions at discreet loci. Several complexes share biochemical activities and genetic studies suggest overlapping functions. Many components of these complexes were first revealed in genetic screens, while others were discovered by novel biochemical approaches. This volume of Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology reviews a wide variety of protein complexes that modify chromatin.

Keywords

Chromosom DNA Elongation biology chromatin chromatin dynamics chromosome gene expression genes heterochromatin complexes histone acetyltransferase complexes protein protein complexes proteins transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • J. L. Workman
    • 1
  1. 1.Howard Hughes Medical Institute Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55747-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62909-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55747-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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