Author's School

Arts & Sciences

Author's Department

Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2002

Originally Published In

Grewal SI, Elgin SC. Heterochromatin: new possibilities for the inheritance of structure. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2002;12(2):178–187. doi:10.1016/s0959-437x(02)00284-8

Abstract

Significant portions of the eukaryotic genome are heterochromatic, made up largely of repetitious sequences and possessing a distinctive chromatin structure associated with gene silencing. New insights into the form of packaging, the associated histone modifications, and the associated nonhistone chromosomal proteins of heterochromatin have suggested a mechanism for providing an epigenetic mark that allows this distinctive chromatin structure to be maintained following replication and to spread within a given domain.

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© 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5176-2510 [Elgin]

DOI

10.1016/s0959-437x(02)00284-8

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