histone preparation

Tom Thatcher ttha at uhura.cc.rochester.edu
Sun Jul 23 22:04:46 EST 1995

In <steinhof.6.00242593@???.Uni-Marburg.DE> steinhof@???.Uni-Marburg.DE writes:

>Could anyone give me a simple procedure for the preparation of histones from 
>I have tried it with a hydroxylapatite column, but this did not work very well.
>You can post your answer in this newsgroup a send an e-mail to:
>steinhof at mailer.uni-marburg.de
>Thanks a lot for your help,

How pure do you want the histones?  For most cells, simple acid extraction
works fine.  Take whole nuclei and resuspend them in 0.4 N H2SO4 in 
the cold with shaking or rocking for an hour.  Histones are some of
the few acid extractable nuclear proteins.

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