LINKS: Unwrapping Packages

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Science  29 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5488, pp. 2235
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5488.2235d

We often picture DNA as free-floating strands, but in the nucleus it's actually tightly wound around proteins called histones. A flurry of research is probing how chemical messengers coax this balled-up stuff, called chromatin, to unravel and send signals for making proteins. The Chromatin Structure & Function Page, run by University of Virginia postdoc Jim Bone, offers a host of useful links including backgrounders, protein sequences, researchers' lab pages, and protocols. The site's most popular feature, says Bone, is a hot papers listserv of abstracts that he compiles each month from major journals.∼jrb7q/chrom.html

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