Assessing histone H2A.Z and the H2A tails in chromatin structure
Deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is a negatively charged macromolecule that encodes life's genetic material. In organisms, it is bound to net positively charged histone proteins in specific fashions and then compacts with magnesium and calcium to form domains and then chromosomes, which occupy territories in the nucleus during interphase. The mechanism of this compaction has been debated and studied for decades, and the employment of specific protein structures in molding chromatin morphology is still under review. This thesis adds to this story by testing how higher order chromatin structure is ...
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