Authors:
KA Green, JS Carroll
Journal name: 
Nat Rev Cancer
Citation info: 
7(9):713-722
Abstract: 
Oestrogen receptor-alpha (ERalpha)-regulated transcription in breast cancer cells involves protein co-factors that contribute to the regulation of chromatin structure. These include co-factors with the potential to regulate histone modifications such as acetylation or methylation, and therefore the transcriptional state of target genes. Although much of the information regarding the interaction of specific co-factors with ER has been generated by studying specific promoter regions, we now have an improved understanding of the nature of these interactions and are better placed to relate these with ER activity and potentially with the activity of breast cancer drugs, including tamoxifen.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1038/nrc2211
Research group: 
Carroll Group
E-pub date: 
01 Sep 2007