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Atomic Force Microscopy for Chromatin Structure Study

Abstract In eukaryotes, DNA is packed in a highly condensed and hierarchically organized structure called chromatin, in which DNA tightly wraps around the histone octamer consisting of one histone 3-histone 4 (H3-H4) tetramer and two histone 2A- histone 2B (H2A-H2B) dimers with 147 base pairs in an almost two left handed turns. Almost all DNA dependent cellular processes, such as DNA duplication, transcription, DNA repair and recombination, take place in the chromatin form. Based on the critical importance of appropriate chromatin condensation, this thesis focused on the folding behavior of the nucleosome array reconstituted using different templates with various controllable factors such as histone tail modification, linker DNA length, and DNA bind... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Fu, Qiang (Author) / Lindsay, Stuart M (Advisor) / Yan, Hao (Committee member) / Ghirlanda, Giovanna (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biochemistry / Biophysics / Chemistry / Atomic Force Microscopy / Chromatin / DNA / Nucleosome
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 188 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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