Histone H2A


Histone H2A

Histone H2A is one of the 5 main histone proteins involved in the structure of chromatin in eukaryotic cells. Featuring a main globular domain and a long N terminal tail H2A is involved with the structure of the nucleosomes of the 'beads on a string' structure.

Other histone proteins involved:
H1
H2B
H3
H4

H2A is coded by many genes in the human genome, including:

H2AFB1,
H2AFB2,
H2AFB3,
H2AFJ,
H2AFV,
H2AFX,
H2AFY,
H2AFY2, and H2AFZ

ee also

*Chromatin
*Nucleosome

External links

* [http://www.nextbio.com/b/home/home.nb?q=h2a Nextbio]


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