The core histones (H2A, H2B, H3 and H4) act as spools around which DNA winds. Covalent modification on the amino terminal of the core histones through de/acetylation, de/methylation and de/phosphorylation affect chromatin structure and exquisitely regulate gene expression.1-3
Histone hyperacetylation is correlated with increased transcription, whereas hypoacetylation correlates with transcriptional repression.2
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3. Lachner, M. et al. J. Cell Sci. 116
, 2117 (2003).Related Kits SensoLyte® fluorimetric assay kits for Epigenetics researchModified & Non-Modified Histone Peptides: