Point mutations in the yeast histone H4 gene prevent silencing of the silent mating type locus HML.


The N-terminal serine and four conserved lysine residues near the N-terminus of yeast histone H4 are acetylated. We found that a mutation that changed the fourth lysine to alanine resulted in specific derepression of the silent mating type locus HML, while mutations that altered the N-terminal serine or the first three lysines had only minor phenotypic… (More)


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