Reference: Park EC and Szostak JW (1990) Point mutations in the yeast histone H4 gene prevent silencing of the silent mating type locus HML. Mol Cell Biol 10(9):4932-4

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The N-terminal serine and four conserved lysine residues near the N-terminus of yeast histone H4 are acetylated. We found that a mutation that changed the fourth lysine to alanine resulted in specific derepression of the silent mating type locus HML, while mutations that altered the N-terminal serine or the first three lysines had only minor phenotypic effects. Our results support an active role for histone H4 in the silencing of gene expression at this locus.

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Park EC, Szostak JW
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