Developmental and environmental signals induce distinct histone acetylation profiles on distal and proximal promoter elements of the C4-Pepc gene in maize.

@article{Offermann2008DevelopmentalAE,
  title={Developmental and environmental signals induce distinct histone acetylation profiles on distal and proximal promoter elements of the C4-Pepc gene in maize.},
  author={Sascha Offermann and Bjoern Dreesen and I. J. ter Horst and Tanja Danker and Michal Jaskiewicz and Christoph Peterhansel},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={179 4},
  pages={1891-901}
}
The maize C(4)-Pepc gene is expressed in an organ- and cell-type-specific manner, inducible by light and modulated by nutrient availability and the metabolic state of the cell. We studied the contribution of histone acetylation at five lysine residues to the integration of these signals into a graduated promoter response. In roots and coleoptiles, where the gene is constitutively inactive, three of the five lysines were acetylated and the modifications showed unique patterns with respect to… CONTINUE READING