Nucleosomes: Detailed Structure and Mutations
Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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Wolffe, A. P. 2001. Nucleosomes: Detailed Structure and Mutations. eLS. .
- Published Online: 25 APR 2001
The nucleosome is the fundamental repeating unit of chromatin that provides a structural and regulatory infrastructure for chromosomal DNA. Transcription, replication, recombination and repair of eukaryotic chromosomes all make very effective use of the nucleosomal infrastructure to fulfil mechanistic and regulatory requirements.
- transcriptional regulation;
- acetyltransferases and deacetylases;
- DNA structure;
- chromatin and chromosomes