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2012-04-10 09:15:14

The missing link that spans the gap between the genes and environment could be a sugar — in this case, a special one that regulates histone 3, part of the DNA backbone, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Georgia in a report that appears online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The sugar in question is called beta-N-acetylglucosamine or O-GlcNAc, said Dr. Richard Sifers, professor of pathology & immunology at BCM, and corresponding author...