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The Role of PHF13 in Chromatin and Transcription (Sarah Kinkley)

Episode 91

January 11, 2023

In this episode of the Epigenetics Podcast, we caught up with Sarah Kinkley from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Genetics to talk about her work on PHF13 and its role in chromatin and transcription.

The Kinkley laboratory focuses mainly on unraveling the mechanism of action of the transcription factor PHF13 (PHC Finger Protein 13). PHF13 is a reader of the epigenetic mark H3K4 trimethylation which influences higher chromatin order, transcriptional regulation, and differentiation. The lab has shown that PHF13 plays a crucial role in phase separation and mitotic chromatin compaction.