Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 25 May 2005
Hush, Little Gene
Mystery molecule helps gene-quieting protein mothball DNA
Abstract: As new mothers quickly learn, quieting a howling infant is easier if you've got support. To quiet genes, the protein Sir2p makes its own helper, new research on yeast reveals. The molecular assistant coaxes proteins to gather into a gene-blocking formation. The work raises the possibility that the same mechanism operates in mammals.
Citation: M. Leslie, Hush, Little Gene. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (21), nf38 (2005).
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