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Controlling the supramolecular assembly of nucleosomes asymmetrically modified on H4

In stem cells, H4 proteins carrying different modifications coexist within single nucleosomes. For functional studies, we report the synthesis of such asymmetric nucleosomes. Asymmetry is achieved by transiently crosslinking H4 by a traceless, protease-removable tag introduced via an isopeptide linkage. These nucleosomes are used to study Set8 activity, a key methyltransferase.


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