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Recent studies have provided major new insights into the mechanism by which eukaryotic organisms initiate heterochromatin formation. Surprisingly, RNA appears to be a central component of the chromatin silencing machinery.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

08/01/2003

Volume

13

Pages

R13 - R15

Keywords

Arabidopsis Proteins, Chromatin, Chromosomal Proteins, Non-Histone, DNA Methylation, DNA-Binding Proteins, Gene Silencing, RNA Interference, RNA, Double-Stranded, Schizosaccharomyces, Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins, Transcription Factors