Study pinpoints new function for histones

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IMPLICATIONS FOR MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION RELATED TO COPPER’S ROLE IN CELLULAR HEALTH: From left: Maria Vogelauer, lead author Siavash Kurdistani, Chen Cheng and Oscar Campos FINDINGS UCLA scientists have identified a new function for histones, the spool-shaped proteins that regulate gene expression and serve as anchors for strands of DNA to wrap around. The researchers discovered that histones act as an […]