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Small chromosomal proteins (approx 12-20 kD) possessing an open, unfolded structure and attached to the DNA in cell nuclei by ionic linkages. Classification into the various types (designated histone I, histone II, etc.) is based on the relative amounts of arginine and lysine in each.

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.157.687.485, D12.776.660.720.485, D12.776.664.469

MeSH Unique ID: D006657

Entry Terms:

  • Histone
  • Histone H1(s)
  • Histone H2a
  • Histone H3.3
  • Histone H4
  • Histone H5
  • Histone H7
  • Histone H2b
  • Histone H1
  • Histone H3

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