In a Nucleic Acids Research paper published online in advance this week, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison show that "automethylation of CARM1 allows coupling of transcription and mRNA splicing," which they determined as a result of their top-down mass spectrometry-based investigations of post-translational modifications to the histone arginine methyltransferase.

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