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Is H3K4me1 at enhancers correlative or causative?

Nature Geneticsvolume 50pages45 (2018) | Download Citation

H3K4me1 is enriched at active and primed enhancers. However, whether H3K4me1 controls or simply correlates with enhancer activity and function has remained unclear. Several recent reports, including two in Nature Genetics, provide major mechanistic and functional insights into the role of H3K4me1 at enhancers.

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  1. Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

    • Alvaro Rada-Iglesias
  2. Cologne Excellence Cluster for Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases, Cologne, Germany

    • Alvaro Rada-Iglesias

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