On this day in 1996…

The paper “Tetrahymena Histone Acetyltransferase A: A Homolog to Yeast Gcn5p Linking Histone Acetylation to Gene Activation” by James Brownell, Jianxin Zhou, Tamara Ranalli, Ryuji Kobayashi, Diane Edmondson, Sharon Roth, and C. David Allis was published in Cell. This paper describes the identification for the first time of a specific protein that modifies the structure … Continue reading On this day in 1996…

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On this day in 1959…

Arthur B. Pardee, Francois Jacob, and Jacques Monod submitted their paper “The Genetic Control and Cytoplasmic Expression of "Inducibility" in the Synthesis of β-galactosidase by E. Coli” to the Journal of Molecular Biology, which then published it in the June  1959 issue. This paper summarized two years of experiments identifying the abnormal regulation processes and … Continue reading On this day in 1959…