Esther Ortega

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The Clavata3 (CLV3)/endosperm surrounding region (CLE) signaling peptides are encoded in large plant gene families. CLV3 and the other A-type CLE peptides promote cell differentiation in root and shoot apical meristems, whereas the B-type peptides (CLE41-CLE44) do not. Instead, CLE41 inhibits the differentiation of Zinnia elegans tracheary elements. To test(More)
CBP and p300 are histone acetyltransferases (HATs) that associate with and acetylate transcriptional regulators and chromatin. Mutations in their catalytic 'cores' are linked to genetic disorders, including cancer. Here we present the 2.8-Å crystal structure of the catalytic core of human p300 containing its bromodomain, CH2 region and HAT domain. The(More)
Histone acetylation plays an important role in transcriptional activation. Histones are also modified by chemically diverse acylations that are frequently deposited by p300, a transcriptional coactivator that uses a number of different acyl-CoA cofactors. Here we report that while p300 is a robust acetylase, its activity gets weaker with increasing acyl-CoA(More)
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