New publication in "FEBS Journal"

November 24, 2022 /

Entwicklung von epigenetischen Schaltern

New publication in "FEBS Journal"

In this new publication, we describe the improvement of a DNA methylation-based epigenetic memory system in two aspects: Firstly, we developed an OFF-switch allowing us to demonstrate reversible switching of bacteria between the ON- and OFF-states for several times. Secondly, we investigated the stability of the ON-state, showing that, with time, individual bacterial cells experience an increasing probability to switch back into the OFF-state, because of imperfect inheritance of the DNA methylation signal.

This work was conducted in cooperation or the working groups of Prof. Jeltsch at the IBTB and Prof. Radde at the IST.

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