bromodomain

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the drosophila gene Brahma or brm, where it occurs as a structural motif, and domain. Not related to bromo- (bromine).

Noun[edit]

bromodomain (plural bromodomains)

  1. (biology) A protein domain that recognises acetylated lysine residues such as those on the N-terminal tails of histones, often a prerequisite for protein-histone association and chromatin remodeling.