Definition of "histones" [histones]

  • Plural form of histone. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "histones" in a sentence
  • "Proteins called histones act as spools around which DNA winds, forming a structure in the cell nucleus known as chromatin."
  • "DNA is encased in proteins called histones, which stabilize the structure of the DNA."
  • "For example, we now know that chemical modification of DNA through a process called methylation can alter its structure and the way in which it interacts with a set of regulatory/structural proteins called histones, thereby silencing the expression of certain genes."