This book endeavours to present an analysis of the current knowledge of the structure properties and possible functions of histones. The broad scope of this topic prevents the discussion of certain individual aspects in any detail. For this purpose, some of the more specialised review articles should be consulted. However, the present volume will contribute to a more general understanding of histone biochemistry and will provide stimulation, as well as source references, to the student of the cell nucleus and its functions.

chapter 1|2 pages

Historic Background

chapter 2|43 pages

Chemical Properties of Histones

chapter 3|10 pages

Molecular Properties of Histones

chapter 4|22 pages

Histone Metabolism

chapter 5|14 pages

Metabolic Modifications of Histones

chapter 6|31 pages

Histone Interactions with DNA

chapter 7|8 pages

Histone Interactions with other Molecules

chapter 8|17 pages

Histones in Genetic Restriction

chapter 9|9 pages

The Nonhistone Proteins

chapter 10|7 pages

Conclusions and Perspectives