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Visualization of reconstituted solenoid chromatin structure by tapping mode atomic force microscopy
Liu, D; Wang, C; Li, JW; Wang, ZG; Xu, B; Wei, ZQ; Lin, Z; Qin, JF; Cao, EH; Bai, CL
2001-08-01
Source PublicationSURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS
ISSN0142-2421
Volume32Issue:1Pages:20-26
AbstractIn this paper, tapping mode atomic force microscopy was applied to visualize the higher order chromatin structure reconstituted from calf thymus DNA and calf thymus whole histone in vitro. All the revealed reconstituted chromatin structures consisted of similar well-defined subunits. In some of the chromatin structures, four to six subunits per turn were wrapped right-handed to form a flattened solenoid with a height distribution of 12 +/- 2 nm; and the other Y- and V-shaped chromatin structures were formed by aggregation of these solenoids, which presented similar heights as the solenoids. Typical atomic force microscopy (AFM) images revealed relatively regular solenoid structure (containing six nucleosomes per turn) with a ratio of diameter to pitch of 3:1, which is in good agreement with that of 30:11 in the chromatin solenoid model proposed by Finch and Klug. Bio-gel elution was used to separate reconstituted chromatin from uncombined histone particles, which proved to be helpful for the AFM imaging of the higher order chromatin structure with nearly no disturbance of histone particles and salt in the background. The AFM observations showed that the higher order chromatin structure was preserved well enough during the bio-get elution process. The cause for the stability of higher order chromatin structure during the bio-gel elution was analysed. Electron microscopy analysis and circular dichroism spectroscopy investigation of the DNA-histone complexes indicated the formation of ordered aggregates. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
KeywordAfm Solenoid Chromatin Structure Dna Histone Protein
Indexed ByISTP ; SCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000170551800005
PublisherJOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.iccas.ac.cn/handle/121111/77906
Collection中国科学院化学研究所
Corresponding AuthorBai, CL
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Chem, Ctr Mol Sci, Beijing 100080, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Biophys, Beijing 100171, Peoples R China
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Liu, D,Wang, C,Li, JW,et al. Visualization of reconstituted solenoid chromatin structure by tapping mode atomic force microscopy[J]. SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS,2001,32(1):20-26.
APA Liu, D.,Wang, C.,Li, JW.,Wang, ZG.,Xu, B.,...&Bai, CL.(2001).Visualization of reconstituted solenoid chromatin structure by tapping mode atomic force microscopy.SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS,32(1),20-26.
MLA Liu, D,et al."Visualization of reconstituted solenoid chromatin structure by tapping mode atomic force microscopy".SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS 32.1(2001):20-26.
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