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Novel substrate specificity of the histone acetyltransferase activity of HIV-1-Tat interactive protein Tip60.
Yamamoto T; Horikoshi M; Laboratory of Developmental Biology, Department
March 30, 1998
J Biol Chem. 1997 Dec 5;272(49):30595-8. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Tip60, originally isolated as an HIV-1-Tat interactive protein, contains an evolutionarily conserved domain with yeast silencing factors. We demonstrate here direct biochemical evidence that this domain of Tip60 has histone acetyltransferase activity. The purified recombinant effectively acetylates H2A, H3, and H4 but not H2B of core histone mixtures. This substrate specificity has not been observed among histone acetyltransferases analyzed to date. These results indicate that Tip60 is a histone acetyltransferase with a novel property, suggesting that Tip60 and its related factors may introduce a distinct alteration on chromatin.

*Acetyltransferases/METABOLISM *Proteins/METABOLISM