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Research Festival Poster for 2004
2004 NIH Research Festival

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September 28 - October 1
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Keynote Address
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Job Fair for NIH Postdoctoral, Research and Clinical Fellows
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Symposia Session IV - 4 Concurrent Symposia
  Wednesday, September 29
Natcher Conference Center

Chromatin Remodeling and Gene Regulation

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Chaired by:
David Clark, NICHD

Balcony A, Natcher Conference Center

It is now generally recognized that chromatin structure plays a central role in gene regulation. The mechanisms by which cells control the inherently repressive nature of chromatin structure are becoming apparent: cells possess many different types of chromatin remodeling complexes. These can be grouped into two broad classes:(1) Chromatin-modifying enzymes that are typically subunits of large complexes. They catalyze various modifications of the histones, including acetylation and methylation; and(2) ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling machines. These use the free energy gained from ATP hydrolysis to move nucleosomes along DNA and to alter nucleosome conformation. This symposium will explore various aspects of chromatin remodeling and its links to epigenetics.


Histone Variants and Cell Cycle Progression
Rohinton Kamakaka, NICHD

Building Blocks of a Chromatin Boundary
Miklos Gaszner, NIDDK

Sampling the Human Epigenome and High Throughput Mapping of Selected Regions
Bruce H. Howard, NICHD

ATP-dependent Chromatin Remodeling Complexes for Transcription
Carl Wu, NCI

Chromatin Remodeling and Nuclear Receptors - Old Friends and New Players
Gordon Hager, NCI

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