DNA wrapped around an octet of histones makes up the core nucleosome

 

 
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This model was created by using structural information provided by The Protein Data Bank
H.M. Berman, J. Westbrook, Z. Feng, G. Gilliland, T.N. Bhat, H. Weissig, I.N. Shindyalov, P.E. Bourne:The Protein Data Bank. Nucleic Acids Research, 28pp. 235-242 (2000)

Luger K, Mader AW, Richmond RK, Sargent DF, Richmond TJ.:Crystal structure of the nucleosome core particle at 2.8 A resolution. Nature. 1997 Sep 18;389(6648):251-60

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