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    What is the histone code?

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    What is meant by the "histone code"? Describe the parts of histones involved, their variations, and their general purpose.

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    The histone code creates a means of regulating transcription beyond that created by the genetic codes. Each nucleosome core of a histone consists of eight polypeptide sections which bind together into an octomer. Charges on the amino acids arginine and lysine ...

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    This solution provides a description of the parts of histones involved, their variations, and their general purpose within the genetic code.

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