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Research Article

Role of Histone Tails in Structural Stability of the Nucleosome

  • Mithun Biswas,

    Affiliation: Computational Molecular Biophysics, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Karine Voltz,

    Affiliation: Biophysics of Macromolecules, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Jeremy C. Smith,

    Affiliation: University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Molecular Biophysics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Jörg Langowski mail

    joerg.langowski@dkfz-heidelberg.de

    Affiliation: Biophysics of Macromolecules, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Published: December 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002279

About the Authors

Mithun Biswas
Computational Molecular Biophysics, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Karine Voltz, Jörg Langowski
Biophysics of Macromolecules, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
Jeremy C. Smith
University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Molecular Biophysics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: joerg.langowski@dkfz-heidelberg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MB JCS JL. Performed the experiments: MB KV. Analyzed the data: MB. Wrote the paper: MB KV JCS JL.