Post-translational Modifications of Centromeric Chromatin
2017
Authors: García Del Arco A, Erhardt S
CellNetworks People: Erhardt Sylvia
Journal: Prog Mol Subcell Biol. 2017;56:213-231. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-58592-5_9

Regulation of chromatin structures is important for the control of DNA processes such as gene expression, and misregulation of chromatin is implicated in diverse diseases. Covalent post-translational modifications of histones are a prominent way to regulate chromatin structure and different chromatin regions bear their specific signature of histone modifications. The composition of centromeric chromatin is significantly different from other chromatin structures and mainly defined by the presence of the histone H3-variant CENP-A. Here we summarize the composition of centromeric chromatin and what we know about its differential regulation by post-translational modifications.