[n] - a simple protein containing mainly basic amino acids
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Histone: A protein around which DNA coils to form chromatin. Without this protein material, DNA could not organize into chromosomes, and life as we know it would not exist.
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<molecular biology> Protein found in the nuclei of all eukaryotic cells where they are complexed to DNA in chromatin and chromosomes. They are of relatively low molecular weight and are basic, having a very high arginine/lysine content. They are highly conserved and can be grouped into five ma...
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(his´tōn) a simple protein, soluble in water and insoluble in dilute ammonia, found combined as salts with acidic substances, such as nucleic acids or the globin of hemoglobin.
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any of a group of simple alkaline proteins usually occurring in cell nuclei, combined ionically with DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) to form ... [3 related articles]
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histone One of the five kinds of proteins that are part of chromatin in eukaryotic cells. Their positive charge attracts the negatively charged DNA that is folded around them into units called nucleosomes. Histones also regulate some of the further folding of DNA in chromosomes about to undergo mi...
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In biology, histones are highly alkaline proteins found in eukaryotic cell nuclei that package and order the DNA into structural units called nucleosomes. They are the chief protein components of chromatin, acting as spools around which DNA winds, and play a role in gene regulation. Without histone...
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histone (his'tōn) , any of a class of protein molecules found in the chromosomes of eukaryotic cells. They complex with the DNA (see nucleic acid) and pack the DNA into tight masses of chromatin, which have the structure of coiled coils, much like a tangled telephone cord. The molecules ar...
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(H) Type: Term Pronunciation: his′tōn Definitions: 1. One of a number of simple proteins (often found in the cell nucleus); contains a high proportion of basic amino acids; soluble in water, dilute acids, and alkalies; and not coagulable by heat; the proteins associated with nuclei...
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A type of protein found in chromosomes. Histones bind to DNA, help give chromosomes their shape, and help control the activity of genes.
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1) A simple protein containing mainly basic amino acids 2) Simple protein
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