Amino acid sequence of the N-terminal domain of calf thymus histone H2A.Z

Dorothy J. Ball, Clive A. Slaughter, Preston Hensley, William T. Garrard

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The minor histone H2A subtype, H2A.Z, has been purified to homogeneity from calf thymus and subjected to automated Edman degradation. The sequence of the first 30 amino acids possesses only 60% homology with major H2A subtypes of the same tissue. This sequence difference is more extreme than that exhibited between evolutionarily distant major H2A subtypes. However, an analysis of secondary structure reveals that H2A.Z and major H2A subtypes exhibit the same general topographical features within their N-terminal domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 5 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • Amino acid sequence
  • Chromatin
  • Evolution
  • Histone H2A.Z
  • Histone variant
  • Nucleosome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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