Histones are basic nuclear proteins that are responsible for the nucleosome structure of the chromosomal fiber in eukaryotes. Nucleosomes consist of approximately 146 bp of DNA wrapped around a histone octamer composed of pairs of each of the four core histones (H2A, H2B, H3, and H4). The chromatin fiber is further compacted through the interaction of a linker histone, H1, with the DNA between the nucleosomes to form higher order chromatin structures. This gene is intronless and encodes a member of the histone H1 family.
H1 histone family, member 1; H1 VAR.3; H1(0); H1-0; H1.0; H10; H1a; H1FV; histone 1, H1a; histone H1'; histone H1(0); histone H1.0; Histone H1.1; Histone H1a