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Chromatin structure short-sleeved T-shirt

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Bases form the sequence information of DNA (top). Two complimentary strands of DNA bond together to give a double helix (right). DNA double helixes are highly packaged around histones to form a chromosome ultrastructure (centre).

DNA and chromatin structure is a highly complex arrangement which allows more than 2m of DNA to be packaged into every cell of the human body. Naked DNA wraps around histone protein complexes to form 10nm chromatin structures that look like beads on a string. These histone octamers then associate via the H1 subunit to form the coiled 30nm solenoid structure. This complex strand then folds in on itself many times to create the dense arrangement seen in chromosomes during cell division.

Sizing (Chest size in inches)

Small - 36"
Medium - 40"
Large - 44"
X Large - 48"
2X Large - 52"

Printed on Gildan Softstyle
Fabric is made of 100% combed ringspun cotton
Weight 153gsm

The lightweight and the uniform fabric of the shirt are because it was manufactured using deluxe 30s soft style yarns. Some of the features that accompany the shirt are taped neck and shoulders, and twin needle sleeve and bottom hem.

While washing it is advised to keep the water warm. Only use non-chlorine bleach. Avoid ironing and do not dry clean.


Chromatin is a complex of DNA and proteins found in eukaryotic cells. It is the form in which the genetic material DNA is stored in the nucleus. The primary function of chromatin is to package long DNA molecules into more compact, denser structures, which are then referred to as chromosomes. Chromatin plays an important role in gene expression and cell division, as it helps to regulate which genes are expressed and which are not. It also helps to ensure that the DNA is packed tightly enough to avoid damage during cell division. Chromatin is composed of several components, including histones, which are a type of protein that provides structural support and helps to compact the DNA. This allows for more efficient transcription of the genetic material and more efficient replication of the DNA. Chromatin structure can be altered through a process called epigenetics, which involves the addition of chemical groups to the histones. This alteration of the chromatin structure can influence gene expression without changing the underlying DNA sequence. Chromatin is essential for maintaining the integrity of the genome and for allowing the efficient expression of genetic information. Without chromatin, the genome would be too large to fit into the nucleus and the genetic material would be vulnerable to damage. Chromatin is thus an essential part of the genetic structure of all living organisms.