Diverse functions of WD40 repeat proteins in histone recognition

  • Suganuma T
  • Pattenden S
  • Workman J
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Abstract

WD40 repeat proteins have been shown to bind the histone H3 tail at the center of their beta-propeller structure. In contrast, in this issue of Genes & Development, Song and colleagues (pp. 1313-1318) demonstrate that the WD40 repeat protein p55 binds a structured region of H4 through a novel binding pocket on the side of beta-propeller, illustrating a diversity of histone recognition by WD40 repeat proteins.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Chromatin
  • Histone
  • Nurf55
  • RbAp48
  • WD40
  • p55

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Authors

  • Tamaki Suganuma

  • Samantha G. Pattenden

  • Jerry L. Workman

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