This book endeavours to present an analysis of the current knowledge of the structure properties and possible functions of histones. The broad scope of this topic prevents the discussion of certain individual aspects in any detail. For this purpose, some of the more specialised review articles should be consulted. However, the present volume will contribute to a more general understanding of histone biochemistry and will provide stimulation, as well as source references, to the student of the cell nucleus and its functions.
Table of Contents
1. Historic Background 2. Chemical Properties of Histones 3. Molecular Properties of Histones 4. Histone Metabolism 5. Metabolic Modifications of Histones 6. Histone Interactions with DNA 7. Histone Interactions with other Molecules 8. Histones in Genetic Restriction 9. Non-Histone Proteins of Chromatin 10. Conclusions and perspectives