Neutron Scattering Studies of the H2a-H2b and (H3-H4)2 Histone Complexes

  • R. Douglas Carlson
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Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 27)

Abstract

The genetic information of higher organisms is contained, encoded along the nuclear DNA, in the chroma tin, a fibrous complex of that DNA with protein and some RNA. Its basic structural unit, the nucleosome (34), is formed by the interaction of the DNA with a class of basic proteins, the histones. This subunit is repeated along the chromatin fibers like beads on a string. It represents the first in a series of levels of folding of chromosomal DNA within the nucleus.

Keywords

Neutron Scattering Chicken Erythrocyte Scatter Length Density Oblate Ellipsoid Nucleosome Core Particle 
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  • R. Douglas Carlson
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  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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