complex of eight histone proteins made up of two copies of each of the histones H2A, H2B, H3, and H4
Histones are made of...
Amino Acids lysine and and arginine
The only histone that is not in the nucleosome core.
-Linker histone subunit -Allows for further condensation of DNA from 10nm "beads on a string" into 30nm fibers -H1 binds when the gene is getting turned off (more condensed) -H1 un-binds when the gene is getting turned on (less condensed) Without H1:----->Beads on a string, transcription, protein gets made