Essential function of histone deacetylase 1 in proliferation control and CDK inhibitor repression.

Histone deacetylases (HDACs) modulate chromatin structure and transcription, but little is known about their function in mammalian development. HDAC1 was implicated previously in the repression of genes required for cell proliferation and differentiation. Here we show that targeted disruption of both HDAC1 alleles results in embryonic lethality before E10.5… CONTINUE READING