The chromatin fiber: Structure and conformational transitions as revealed by optical anisotropy studies

S. I. Dimitrov, V. L. Makarov, I. G. Pashev

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Structure and conformational transitions of the chromatin fiber as revealed by optical anisotropy studies are reviewed. The data in the literature do not allow a definite interpretation; in fact some of them are contradictory. The major findings are reported here and an attempt is made to analyse them with respect to the internal dynamics and the various models suggested for the organization of the chromatin fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-35
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Structural Biology

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