Binding of HMG14 Non-Histone Protein to Histones H2A, H2B, H1 and DNA in Reconstituted Chromatin

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1985 Nov 15;132(3):1031-7. doi: 10.1016/0006-291x(85)91910-2.


The interaction between calf thymus HMG14 and rat liver chromatin components has been studied via reconstitution and chemical cross-linking. Selective labeling of HMG14 with photoactivable reversible heterobifunctional reagents has allowed a clear identification of the histones interacting with it (histones H2A, H2B and H1). These results are not dependent on whether the chromatin samples used were bulk chromatin, mononucleosomes, or core particles (for H2A and H2B). In addition to histone proteins, DNA also seems to be involved in HMG14 attachment to nucleosome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Chromatin / metabolism*
  • DNA / metabolism*
  • High Mobility Group Proteins / metabolism*
  • Histones / metabolism*
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Nucleosomes / metabolism
  • Rats


  • Chromatin
  • High Mobility Group Proteins
  • Histones
  • Nucleosomes
  • DNA