BMB Reports 2019; 52(3): 175-180
Epigenetic aspects of telomeric chromatin in Arabidopsis thaliana
Won Kyung Lee & Myeon Haeng Cho*
Department of Systems Biology, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Received: January 10, 2019; Published online: March 31, 2019.
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Telomeres are nucleoprotein complexes at the physical ends of linear eukaryotic chromosomes. They protect the chromosome ends from various external attacks to avoid the loss of genetic information. Telomeres are maintained by cellular activities associated with telomerase and telomerebinding proteins. In addition, epigenetic regulators have pivotal roles in controlling the chromatin state at the telomeres and the subtelomeric regions, contributing to the maintenance of chromosomal homeostasis in yeast, animals, and plants. Here, we review the recent findings on chromatin modifications possibly associated with the dynamic states of telomeres in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Keywords: Arabidopsis thaliana, DNA methylation, Histone deacetylation, Histone methylation, Telomeres

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