Agent Name

Histone III

CAS Number

9064-47-5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

F3 histone fraction; Histone III (calf thymus); [ChemIDplus] Histone, from calf thymus; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Proteins

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Histones are small chromosomal proteins attached to DNA; Histone III contains cysteine and is moderately rich in arginine; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes convulsions in intravenous lethal-dose studies of rats (LD50 = 45 mg/kg); [RTECS] Not considered hazardous by GHS classification; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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