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  • Histone H1 regulates gene activity throughout the cell cycle

    Craig Mizzen, a professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of Illinois, right; Yupeng Zheng, a doctoral student at the time of the study; and their colleagues discovered that the phosphorylated H1 histone protein has an important role in regulating gene activity.

    Craig Mizzen, a professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of Illinois, right; Yupeng Zheng, a doctoral student at the time of the study; and their colleagues discovered that the phosphorylated H1 histone protein has an important role in regulating gene activity.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Craig Mizzen, call 217-244-4896; e-mail cmizzen@illinois.edu. The study, “Histone H1 Phosphorylation Is Associated With Transcription by RNA Polymerases I and II,” is available online, or from the U. of I. News Bureau.