Illustration showing how yeast is used to study histone modifications
Infographic: A Yeast Model for Studying Histone Modifications
The methodology involves modifying histones and displaying them on the cell surface for analysis.
ABOVE: © nanoclustering.com
Infographic: A Yeast Model for Studying Histone Modifications
Infographic: A Yeast Model for Studying Histone Modifications

The methodology involves modifying histones and displaying them on the cell surface for analysis.

The methodology involves modifying histones and displaying them on the cell surface for analysis.

ABOVE: © nanoclustering.com

histone acetylation

Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast, 3D illustration. Microscopic fungi, baker's or brewer's yeast, are used as probiotics to restore normal flora of intestine
Yeast “Mini Labs” Help Researchers Probe Histone Modifications
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2021
By harnessing a unique property of yeast, scientists can synthesize histones and the enzymes that modify these proteins, which spool DNA and influence gene expression.
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Microbes Shape Circadian Rhythms in the Mouse Gut
Kerry Grens | Sep 27, 2019
The diurnal cycles of the microbiome alter the activity of a protein produced by the host, and in turn guide histone acetylation, gene expression, and metabolic activity.
the Lasker award trophy
Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
This year’s winners are C. David Allis, Michael Grunstein, John Glen, and Joan Steitz.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
Hidden Menace
John Frater, Genevieve Martin, Matthew Pace | May 1, 2015
Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.
Hide and Seek
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2015
Oxford researcher John Frater explains the strategy of targeting viral reservoirs to beat HIV.
Fixing Fearful Memories
Abby Olena | Jan 20, 2014
Remote memories can be modified in the presence of a drug that induces epigenetic changes to DNA.
Epigenetics Play Cupid for Prairie Voles
Kate Yandell | Jun 2, 2013
Females of the pair-bonded rodent species become attached to their lifelong mates following histone modifications near oxytocin and vasopressin receptor genes.
Mighty Modifications
Beth Marie Mole | Apr 1, 2013
Histone acetylation levels keep intracellular pH in check.
Acetylation
Eugene Russo | Mar 1, 1999
 In March 1996, a laboratory from the University of Rochester announced the discovery of an enzyme integral to unlocking the still-mysterious intricacies of DNA transcription and gene activation, the most basic of cellular processes.