Formation and characterization of soluble complexes of histone H1 with supercoiled DNA.


We have analyzed the interaction of rat liver histone H1 with superhelical DNA. Depending on the ratio of H1 to DNA and the concentration of salt, two different types of complexes were found. Above a critical ratio of H1 to DNA, called the aggregation point, large aggregates are formed, which have a cable-like appearance in the electron microscope. Below… (More)