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Antagonizing the neighbours

Nucleosomes bundle up the DNA in a cell's nucleus, wrapping it around a complex of histone proteins. Studies of histone modifications and the proteins that bind to them reveal a mechanism that may control this packing.

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Figure 1: Three-pronged control.

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Eissenberg, J., Elgin, S. Antagonizing the neighbours. Nature 438, 1090–1091 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/4381090a

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