Aliases for CHD2 Gene
External Ids for CHD2 Gene
The CHD family of proteins is characterized by the presence of chromo (chromatin organization modifier) domains and SNF2-related helicase/ATPase domains. CHD genes alter gene expression possibly by modification of chromatin structure thus altering access of the transcriptional apparatus to its chromosomal DNA template. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CHD2 Gene
CHD2 (Chromodomain Helicase DNA Binding Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CHD2 include epileptic encephalopathy, childhood-onset and myoclonic astatic epilepsy. Among its related pathways are Chromatin Regulation / Acetylation. GO annotations related to this gene include ATP-dependent DNA helicase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CHD1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CHD2 Gene
DNA-binding helicase that specifically binds to the promoter of target genes, leading to chromatin remodeling, possibly by promoting deposition of histone H3.3. Involved in myogenesis via interaction with MYOD1: binds to myogenic gene regulatory sequences and mediates incorporation of histone H3.3 prior to the onset of myogenic gene expression, promoting their expression (By similarity).