Original Publication Date: >25 June, 2015
Publication / Source: Epigenomics
Authors: Tamara Maes, Cristina Mascaró & Alberto Ortega et al.
Histone methylation and demethylation are important processes associated with the regulation of gene transcription, and alterations in histone methylation status have been linked to a large number of human diseases. Initially thought to be an irreversible process, histone methylation is now known to be reversed by two families of proteins containing over 30 members that act to remove methyl groups from specific lysine residues present in the tails of histone H3 and histone H4.