Thesis / Dissertation

The role of the MYST lysine acetyltransferase TIP60 in human cells and mice

Johannes Wichmann, Anne Voss (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Histone acetylation affects the way DNA and associated proteins are packaged in the cell nucleus and regulate chromatin organisation and gene expression. Acetylation of core histones has been broadly correlated with initiating and maintaining open chromatin, poised or active gene transcription, DNA damage repair, as well as chromosome decondensation during mitosis and meiosis. The acetylation of lysine residues is catalysed by histone lysine acetyltransferases (KATs) and deacetylases (HDACs), which are tightly regulated. Dysregulation of KATs and aberrant lysine acetylation has been associated with tumorigenesis and negative prognoses in a wide range of cancer, presenting a new area of poten..

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