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The nucleosome, the structural unit of chromatin, is known to play a central role in regulating gene transcription from promoters. The last seven years have spawned a vast amount of data on the enzymes that remodel and modify nucleosomes and the rules governing how transcription factors interact with the epigenetic code on histones. Yet despite this effort, there has yet to emerge a unifying mechanism by which nucleosomes are remodeled during gene regulation. Recent advances have allowed nucleosome dynamics on promoters to be studied in real time, dramatically changing how we think about gene regulation on chromatin templates.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.molcel.2005.06.023

Type

Journal article

Journal

Mol Cell

Publication Date

22/07/2005

Volume

19

Pages

147 - 157

Keywords

Animals, Chromatin, Histones, Humans, Models, Biological, Nucleosomes, Promoter Regions, Genetic