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Yeast contains a family of five related histone deacetylases (HDACs) whose functions are known at few genes. Therefore, we used chromatin immunoprecipitation and intergenic microarrays to generate genome-wide HDAC enzyme activity maps. Rpd3 and Hda1 deacetylate mainly distinct promoters and gene classes where they are recruited largely by novel mechanisms.(More)
We have developed a highly specific antibody set for acetylation sites in yeast histones H4 (K5, K8, K12, and K16); H3 (K9, K14, K18, K23, and K27); H2A (K7); and H2B (K11 and K16). Since ELISA does not assure antibody specificity in chromatin immunoprecipitation, we have employed additional screens against the respective histone mutations. We now show that(More)
Histone deacetylases such as human HDAC1 and yeast RPD3 are trichostatin A (TSA)-sensitive enzymes that are members of large, multiprotein complexes. These contain specialized subunits that help target the catalytic protein to histones at the appropriate DNA regulatory element, where the enzyme represses transcription. To date, no deacetylase catalytic(More)
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