histone binding

id: GO:0042393
name: histone binding
namespace: molecular_function
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Interacting selectively and non-covalently with a histone, any of a group of water-soluble proteins found in association with the DNA of plant and animal chromosomes. They are involved in the condensation and coiling of chromosomes during cell division and have also been implicated in nonspecific suppression of gene activity.

Child Functions

GO:0031493nucleosomal histone binding
GO:0035064methylated histone residue binding
GO:0070577histone acetyl-lysine binding

Parent Functions

GO:0005515protein binding