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Maharana, C and Sharma, KP and Sharma, SK (2010) Depolarization induces acetylation of histone H2B in the hippocampus. Neuroscience, 167 (2). pp. 354-360.

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Phosphorylation is critically involved in synaptic plasticity and memory. Recent studies have shown that another posttranslational modification, acetylation, particularly of histone H3, also plays important roles in long-term potentiation and memory. However, activity-dependent modification of different histones of the nucleosome is not clearly understood. Here we show that depolarization enhances acetylation of histone H2B in the CA1 region of the hippocampus. Depolarization-induced H2B acetylation is dependent on calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase and extracellular signal-regulated kinase activity. In addition, inhibition of DNA methyltransferase activity also abolishes depolarization-induced increase in H2B acetylation. These results show that acetylation of histone H2B is regulated in an activity-dependent manner by the molecular events important for synaptic plasticity and memory.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Neurodegenerative Disorders
Neuro-Oncological Disorders
Neurocognitive Processes
Neuronal Development and Regeneration
Informatics and Imaging
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Depositing User: Dr. D.D. Lal
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 09:57
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 11:19
URI: http://nbrc.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/315

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