RGD Reference Report - Nucleotide and calcium-induced conformational changes in histone H1. - Rat Genome Database

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Nucleotide and calcium-induced conformational changes in histone H1.

Authors: Tarkka, T  Oikarinen, J  Grundström, T 
Citation: Tarkka T, etal., FEBS Lett. 1997 Apr 7;406(1-2):56-60.
RGD ID: 12793017
Pubmed: PMID:9109385   (View Abstract at PubMed)

The principal constituents of chromatin, histone H1 (H1) and the nucleosome have essential roles in regulation of eukaryotic gene expression. However, mechanisms for the H1-dependent inactivation and for the ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling upon activation are largely unelucidated. Using circular dichroism (CD) analysis we show that ATP and other nucleotides and Ca2+ induce structural changes in H1. ATP and Ca2+ also induce changes when H1 is interacting with DNA, and the changes in H1 are accompanied by alterations in its DNA interaction. These results suggest that nucleotide and Ca2+ binding may be important for H1-mediated chromatin changes.

Gene Ontology Annotations    

Cellular Component
nucleosome  (IDA)

Molecular Function

Objects Annotated

Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
H1f4  (H1.4 linker histone, cluster member)

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