Histone Modifications and Prospects for an Epigenetic Code

Published on October 1, 2007 Reviewed on January 19, 2015   56 min

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Histone modifications and prospects for an epigenetic code. This talk will give an overview of the wide range of histone modifications that are now known to exist, and discuss the possibility that they might operate as an epigenetic code, something that works in parallel with the genetic code to regulate chromatin function. I plan to take a historical approach to the subject and explain the origins of the idea that histone modifications might operate as units of epigenetic information. By doing this, I hope to be able to illustrate how a possible epigenetic code might operate, and what we should expect it to do.
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