21 January, 2016New Publication : Modulations of DNA Contacts by Linker Histones and Post-translational Modifications Determine the Mobility and Modifiability of Nucleosomal H3 Tails
In their publication in Molecular Cell, Stützer et al. deduced mechanistic insights into the modification behavior of N-terminal histone H3 tails in different nucleosomal contexts .
19 April, 2016New Publication: Dynamic and flexible H3K9me3 bridging via HP1β dimerization establishes a plastic state of condensed chromatin
In their Nature Communications publication, Hiragami-Hamada et al. define a fundamental mechanism for chromatin higher order structural changes caused by HP1 proteins, which might contribute to the plastic nature of condensed chromatin.