Nonrandom utilization of acetylation sites in histones isolated from Tetrahymena. Evidence for functionally distinct H4 acetylation sites.

Macro- and micronuclei of the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila afford a unique opportunity to study histone acetylation under conditions where postsynthetic "transcription"-related acetylation and synthetic "deposition"-related acetylation are nonoverlapping. Recent studies have demonstrated that at least two general systems of acetylation operate… (More)