Aliases for CHAF1A Gene
External Ids for CHAF1A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CHAF1A Gene
Chromatin assembly factor I (CAF1) is a nuclear complex consisting of p50, p60 (CHAF1B; MIM 601245), and p150 (CHAF1A) subunits that assembles histone octamers onto replicating DNA in vitro (Kaufman et al., 1995 [PubMed 7600578]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CHAF1A Gene
CHAF1A (Chromatin Assembly Factor 1 Subunit A) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and unfolded protein binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CHAF1A Gene
Core component of the CAF-1 complex, a complex thought to mediate chromatin assembly in DNA replication and DNA repair. Assembles histone octamers onto replicating DNA in vitro. CAF-1 performs the first step of the nucleosome assembly process, bringing newly synthesized histones H3 and H4 to replicating DNA; histones H2A/H2B can bind to this chromatin precursor subsequent to DNA replication to complete the histone octamer. CHAF1A binds to histones H3 and H4. It may play a role in heterochromatin maintenance in proliferating cells by bringing newly synthesized cbx proteins to heterochromatic DNA replication foci (By similarity).