Structural insights into how 5-hydroxymethylation influences transcription factor binding

L. Lercher, M. A. McDonough, A. H. El-Sagheer, A. Thalhammer, S. Kriaucionis, T. Brown and C. J. Schofield. Chem. Commun. 50, 1794-1796, 2014.


Transcription factor binding and high resolution crystallographic studies (1.3 Å) of Dickerson–Drew duplexes with cytosine, methylcytosine and hydroxymethylcytosine bases provide evidence that C-5 cytosine modifications could regulate transcription by context dependent effects on DNA transcription factor interactions.