Number of (histone-like protein), HU, per cell

Range ~60,000 copies/cell
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Løbner-Olesen A, Kuempel PL. Chromosome partitioning in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 1992 Dec174(24):7883-9. p.7885 right column top paragraphPubMed ID1459936
Primary Source Rouvière-Yaniv J, Yaniv M, Germond JE. E. coli DNA binding protein HU forms nucleosomelike structure with circular double-stranded DNA. Cell. 1979 Jun17(2):265-74.PubMed ID222478
Comments "The most abundant of the histone-like proteins in E. coli is protein HU, which is found in approximately 60,000 copies in the cell (primary source), sufficient to account for 20% of the restrained DNA in a cell (41)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109543