Aliases for HIST1H2APS2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for HIST1H2APS2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HIST1H2APS2 Gene
Histones are basic nuclear proteins responsible for nucleosome structure of the chromosomal fiber in eukaryotes. Two molecules of each of the four core histones (H2A, H2B, H3, and H4) form an octamer, around which approximately 146 bp of DNA is wrapped in repeating units, called nucleosomes. The linker histone, H1, interacts with linker DNA between nucleosomes and functions in the compaction of chromatin into higher order structures. This gene is a histone pseudogene found on chromosome 6. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2015]
GeneCards Summary for HIST1H2APS2 Gene
HIST1H2APS2 (Histone Cluster 1, H2a, Pseudogene 2) is a Pseudogene.