Recombinant Mononucleosomes (H2A.X)

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Expressed In: E. coli Protein Species: Human


A representative Technical Data Sheet (TDS) is provided here. Please refer to the lot-specific TDS you will receive with your order for the lot-specific buffer contents and protein concentration.


In vivo, the nucleosome is the basic structural unit of chromatin. It is comprised of about 146 bp of DNA wrapped around a core of eight histones of four different types: H2A, H2B, H3 and H4. Histones are subject to posttranslational modifications, such as methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation, mono-ubiquitination, etc. Histone modifications influence multiple chromatin templated processes such as gene transcription, DNA repair and recombination. Besides the “major“ histones, there are some histone variants in specific regions of chromatin or in specific cell types. Histone variants are involved in multiple biology processes including chromosome segregation, DNA repair, transcriptional regulation and mRNA processing.

H2A.X (also known as H2AFX, Histone Family Member X) is a histone H2A family member. In mammals, variant histone H2A.X represents 10% of the total H2A, whereas in yeast 90% of H2A is of the H2A.X class. The main function of H2AX is associated with the DNA damage repair (DDR) system which is induced by DNA double strand breaks (DSBs). In many species, including S. cerevisiae, Xenopus laevis, and Drosophila melanogaster, the fourth serine residue from the carboxyl-terminal end of histone H2A becomes phosphorylated. In mammals, this event is related to phosphorylation of the H2A.X variant histone on serine 139 by DNA-dependent protein kinases (ATR/ATM/DNA- PK). The phosphorylated form of H2A.X is commonly denoted as γ-H2A.X. This H2A.XS139 phosphorylation facilitates the recruitment of the DNA damage repair machinery, as well as chromatin remodelers such as INO80 and SWR1. H2A.X is a regulator of the epithelial–mesenchymal transition.

Application Notes

Recombinant Mononucleosomes (H2A.X) are suitable for use as substrates in the study of enzyme kinetics, inhibitor screening, and selectivity profiling.

Protein Details

Recombinant Mononucleosomes (H2A.X) consist of a 167 bp of 601 DNA and two molecules each of histones H2A.X that includes amino acids 1-143 (end) (accession number NP_002096.1), H2B that includes amino acids 1-126 (end) (accession number NP_003509.1), H3 that includes amino acids 1-136 (end) (accession number NP_003520.1), and H4 that includes amino acids 1-103 (end) (accession number NP_003539.1). All of these histones were expressed in E. coli cells. The molecular weight of histone octamer is ~111.7 kDa.


Recombinant Mononucleosomes (H2A.X) protein gel.
12.5% SDS-PAGE Coomassie staining
Purity: ≥ 90%

Recombinant Mononucleosomes (H2A.X) DNA gel.
Recombinant Mononucleosomes (H2A.X) were run on a 2% agarose gel and stained with ethidium bromide. Lane 1: DNA marker. Lane 2: free 601 DNA. Lane 3: Intact nucleosomes. Intact nucleosomes migrate much higher than free 601 DNA. The agarose gel result shows that almost all of 601 DNA wrap histone octamers to form nucleosomes.


Recombinant proteins in solution are temperature sensitive and must be stored at -80°C to prevent degradation. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles and keep on ice when not in storage.


This product is for research use only and is not for use in diagnostic procedures. This product is guaranteed for 6 months from date of arrival.