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Finding the Proteins That Unpack DNA

News   Jul 16, 2018 | Original Press Release from Penn State

 
Finding the Proteins That Unpack DNA

DNA is typically wrapped tightly around proteins called histones (colored) to form a nucleosome, a structure that condenses DNA strands to fit in a cell’s nucleus. A new method allows scientists to identify specialized proteins called nucleosome-displacing factors that unwrap these nucleosomes, making the usually dense DNA more accessible for gene expression and other functions. Credit: Karolin Luger

 
 
 

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