Chromosomes: Nonhistone Proteins
Published Online: 28 MAY 2003
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Holland, K. A. 2003. Chromosomes: Nonhistone Proteins. eLS. .
- Published Online: 28 MAY 2003
Chromatin is a dynamic structure alternating between condensed and decondensed states, depending on the stage of the cell cycle. Nonhistone proteins play essential roles in both states, including higher-order chromosome organization, differential chromosome packaging and local chromatin architecture.
- metaphase–anaphase switch;
- gene silencing;
- architectural transcription factor