Biophys J 2018 May 11;114(10):2363-2375. Epub 2018 May 11.
Molecular and Cellular Modeling Group, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Heidelberg, Germany; Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany; Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address:
Linker histone (LH) proteins play a key role in higher-order structuring of chromatin for the packing of DNA in eukaryotic cells and in the regulation of genomic function. The common fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) has a single somatic isoform of the LH (H1). It is thus a useful model organism for investigating the effects of the LH on nucleosome compaction and the structure of the chromatosome, the complex formed by binding of an LH to a nucleosome. Read More