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Transcription-associated histone modifications and cryptic transcription.
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PMID:  22982198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Eukaryotic genomes are packaged into chromatin, a highly organized structure consisting of DNA and histone proteins. All nuclear processes take place in the context of chromatin. Modifications of either DNA or histone proteins have fundamental effects on chromatin structure and function, and thus influence processes such as transcription, replication or recombination. In this review we highlight histone modifications specifically associated with gene transcription by RNA polymerase II and summarize their genomic distributions. Finally, we discuss how (mis-)regulation of these histone modifications perturbs chromatin organization over coding regions and results in the appearance of aberrant, intragenic transcription. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: RNA polymerase II Transcript Elongation.
Authors:
Michaela Smolle; Jerry L Workman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochimica et biophysica acta     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0006-3002     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochim. Biophys. Acta     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217513     Medline TA:  Biochim Biophys Acta     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Affiliation:
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA.
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