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Holowatyj, A., Yang, Z.Q., Pile, L.A. (2015). Histone lysine demethylases in Drosophila melanogaster.  Fly 9(1): 36--44.
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FBrf0229495
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Review
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Epigenetic regulation of chromatin structure is a fundamental process for eukaryotes. Regulators include DNA methylation, microRNAs and chromatin modifications. Within the chromatin modifiers, one class of enzymes that can functionally bind and modify chromatin, through the removal of methyl marks, is the histone lysine demethylases. Here, we summarize the current findings of the 13 known histone lysine demethylases in Drosophila melanogaster, and discuss the critical role of these histone-modifying enzymes in the maintenance of genomic functions. Additionally, as histone demethylase dysregulation has been identified in cancer, we discuss the advantages for using Drosophila as a model system to study tumorigenesis.

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PMC4594552 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Fly
    Title
    Fly
    Publication Year
    2007-
    ISBN/ISSN
    1933-6934 1933-6942
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