histone(redirected from histone acetylase, histone deacylase)
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Any of several basic proteins found in association with the DNA in the chromatin of eukaryotes.
(Biochemistry) any of a group of basic proteins present in cell nuclei and implicated in the spatial organization of DNA
any of a group of five small basic proteins, occurring in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells, that organize DNA strands into nucleosomes by forming molecular complexes around which the DNA winds.
[< German Histon (1884) = hist- of uncertain orig. + -on, perhaps after Pepton peptone]
Any of several proteins that, together with DNA, make up most of the chromatin in a cell nucleus.