Dna repair: the importance of phosphorylating histone h2ax
Lowndes, Noel F.
Toh, Geraldine W.-L.
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Lowndes, Noel F. Toh, Geraldine W.-L. (2005). Dna repair: the importance of phosphorylating histone h2ax. Current Biology 15 (3), R99-R102
How phosphorylated histone H2AX, known as gamma-H2AX, functions in the cellular response to DNA double-strand breaks is the subject of intensive investigation. Recent research in yeast and mammalian cells shows that gamma-H2AX facilitates post-replicational DNA repair by recruiting cohesin, a protein complex that holds sister chromatids together.