Readers of histone modifications

Miyong Yun, Jun Wu, Jerry L. Workman, Bing Li

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Histone modifications not only play important roles in regulating chromatin structure and nuclear processes but also can be passed to daughter cells as epigenetic marks. Accumulating evidence suggests that the key function of histone modifications is to signal for recruitment or activity of downstream effectors. Here, we discuss the latest discovery of histone-modification readers and how the modification language is interpreted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-578
Number of pages15
JournalCell Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011



  • chromatin
  • epigenetics
  • histone modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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Yun, M., Wu, J., Workman, J. L., & Li, B. (2011). Readers of histone modifications. Cell Research, 21(4), 564-578.