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  • n. Plural form of nucleosome.


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  • Huge complex proteins called nucleosomes facilitate this DNA compaction so that eventually the DNA is coiled in an ordered manner to form chromosomes.

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  • The hormone-bound RAR began to unwind the chromatin and move aside large protein complexes, called nucleosomes, to make room for other DNA unwinding proteins and transcription factors. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Most of the DNA is tightly wrapped around protein particles called nucleosomes, which are connected to each other by flexible DNA segments, like pearls on a necklace. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The repeats determine how tightly the local DNA is wrapped around specific proteins called 'nucleosomes', and this packaging structure dictates to what extent genes can be activated.

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  • It has since emerged that nucleosomes play regulatory roles in a wide range of chromosomal transactions.

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  • I tried this idea, beginning with nucleosomes and positively charged lipid layers.

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  • Although Yahli's first priority was the rearing of our children, Guy, Maya, and Gil, she performed a series of important studies of chromatin remodeling, believed to oppose inhibition by nucleosomes.

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  • The study from the UFS investigated how the binding of a specific protein, termed a linker histone, that binds to the length of DNA between nucleosomes, influenced the formation of the chromatin fiber and also the activity of genes.

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  • In order to fit the DNA into such a small volume, eukaryotic cells wrap their DNA onto successive protein balls, termed nucleosomes.

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  • Strings of nucleosomes, resembling a bead of pearls, is folded into

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