nonhistone chromosomal proteinmedical dictionary

<molecular biology> Chromatin consists of DNA, histones and a very heterogeneous group of other proteins, that include DNA polymerases, regulator proteins, etc. They are often lumped together terminologically as nonhistone proteins or acidic proteins, to distinguish them from the basic histones.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)