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No exception to reversibility

A Correction to this article was published on 27 October 2004

Histone proteins, which serve as scaffolds for packaging DNA, can be modified in numerous ways. It's been thought that one modification, methylation, is irreversible — but that view must now change.

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Figure 1: Reversing methylation in histone proteins.

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Zhang, Y. No exception to reversibility. Nature 431, 637–638 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/431637a

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