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Chemical modifiers tag-team to regulate essential mechanism of life

20:00 EDT 1 May 2019 | AAAS

(Gladstone Institutes) For decades, scientists thought that one modification, phosphorylation, ran the show. In a new study, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes discovered that another modification, called acetylation, also occurs on the regulatory tail of the polymerase during gene transcription in more complex organisms like mammals.

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