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Aliases for HIST2H4B Gene

Aliases for HIST2H4B Gene

  • Histone Cluster 2, H4b 2 3
  • Histone 2, H4b 2 3
  • H4/O 3 4
  • Histone H4 3
  • HIST2H4 4
  • H4/G 4
  • H4FG 4
  • H4/A 4
  • H4/B 4
  • H4/C 4
  • H4/D 4
  • H4/E 4
  • H4/H 4
  • H4/I 4
  • H4/J 4
  • H4/K 4
  • H4/M 4
  • H4/N 4
  • H4F2 4
  • H4FA 4
  • H4FB 4
  • H4FC 4
  • H4FD 4
  • H4FE 4
  • H4FH 4
  • H4FI 4
  • H4FJ 4
  • H4FK 4
  • H4FM 4
  • H4FN 4
  • H4FO 4

External Ids for HIST2H4B Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HIST2H4B Gene

  • GC01U901311
  • GC01M148097
  • GC01M148092
  • GC01M148100
  • GC01M149829
  • GC01P121186
  • GC01M149830
  • GC01M149833

Summaries for HIST2H4B Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for HIST2H4B Gene

  • Histones are basic nuclear proteins that are responsible for the nucleosome structure of the chromosomal fiber in eukaryotes. This structure consists of approximately 146 bp of DNA wrapped around a nucleosome, an octamer composed of pairs of each of the four core histones (H2A, H2B, H3, and H4). The chromatin fiber is further compacted through the interaction of a linker histone, H1, with the DNA between the nucleosomes to form higher order chromatin structures. This gene is intronless and encodes a member of the histone H4 family. Transcripts from this gene lack polyA tails; instead, they contain a palindromic termination element. This gene is found in a histone cluster on chromosome 1. This gene is one of four histone genes in the cluster that are duplicated; this record represents the telomeric copy. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for HIST2H4B Gene

HIST2H4B (Histone Cluster 2, H4b) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Disease and Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts. GO annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HIST2H4B Gene

  • Core component of nucleosome. Nucleosomes wrap and compact DNA into chromatin, limiting DNA accessibility to the cellular machineries which require DNA as a template. Histones thereby play a central role in transcription regulation, DNA repair, DNA replication and chromosomal stability. DNA accessibility is regulated via a complex set of post-translational modifications of histones, also called histone code, and nucleosome remodeling

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for HIST2H4B Gene

Genomics for HIST2H4B Gene

Genomic Location for HIST2H4B Gene

149,854,045 bp from pter
149,861,210 bp from pter
7,166 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for HIST2H4B Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for HIST2H4B Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for HIST2H4B Gene

Proteins for HIST2H4B Gene

  • Protein details for HIST2H4B Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Histone H4
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A2VCL0
    • P02304
    • P02305
    • Q6DRA9
    • Q6FGB8
    • Q6NWP7

    Protein attributes for HIST2H4B Gene

    103 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    11367 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • The nucleosome is a histone octamer containing two molecules each of H2A, H2B, H3 and H4 assembled in one H3-H4 heterotetramer and two H2A-H2B heterodimers. The octamer wraps approximately 147 bp of DNA
    • Sequence=AAI28106.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=3; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for HIST2H4B Gene

neXtProt entry for HIST2H4B Gene

Proteomics data for HIST2H4B Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for HIST2H4B Gene

  • Acetylation at Lys-6 (H4K5ac), Lys-9 (H4K8ac), Lys-13 (H4K12ac) and Lys-17 (H4K16ac) occurs in coding regions of the genome but not in heterochromatin.
  • Citrullination at Arg-4 (H4R3ci) by PADI4 impairs methylation.
  • Crotonylation (Kcr) is specifically present in male germ cells and marks testis-specific genes in post-meiotic cells, including X-linked genes that escape sex chromosome inactivation in haploid cells. Crotonylation marks active promoters and enhancers and confers resistance to transcriptional repressors. It is also associated with post-meiotically activated genes on autosomes.
  • Monomethylated, dimethylated or trimethylated at Lys-21 (H4K20me1, H4K20me2, H4K20me3). Monomethylation is performed by SET8. Trimethylation is performed by SUV420H1 and SUV420H2 and induces gene silencing
  • Monomethylation and asymmetric dimethylation at Arg-4 (H4R3me1 and H4R3me2a, respectively) by PRMT1 favors acetylation at Lys-9 (H4K8ac) and Lys-13 (H4K12ac). Demethylation is performed by JMJD6. Symmetric dimethylation on Arg-4 (H4R3me2s) by the PRDM1/PRMT5 complex may play a crucial role in the germ-cell lineage.
  • Phosphorylated by PAK2 at Ser-48 (H4S47ph). This phosphorylation increases the association of H3.3-H4 with the histone chaperone HIRA, thus promoting nucleosome assembly of H3.3-H4 and inhibiting nucleosome assembly of H3.1-H4.
  • Sumoylated, which is associated with transcriptional repression.
  • Ubiquitinated by the CUL4-DDB-RBX1 complex in response to ultraviolet irradiation. This may weaken the interaction between histones and DNA and facilitate DNA accessibility to repair proteins. Monoubiquitinated at Lys-92 of histone H4 (H4K91ub1) in response to DNA damage. The exact role of H4K91ub1 in DNA damage response is still unclear but it may function as a licensing signal for additional histone H4 post-translational modifications such as H4 Lys-21 methylation (H4K20me).
  • Ubiquitination at Lys32, Lys60, Lys78, and Lys80
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for HIST2H4B Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for HIST2H4B Gene

Domains for HIST2H4B Gene

Gene Families for HIST2H4B Gene

  • HIST :Histones / Replication-dependent

Protein Domains for HIST2H4B Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P62805
  • Belongs to the histone H4 family.
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No data available for Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for HIST2H4B Gene

Function for HIST2H4B Gene

Molecular function for HIST2H4B Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Core component of nucleosome. Nucleosomes wrap and compact DNA into chromatin, limiting DNA accessibility to the cellular machineries which require DNA as a template. Histones thereby play a central role in transcription regulation, DNA repair, DNA replication and chromosomal stability. DNA accessibility is regulated via a complex set of post-translational modifications of histones, also called histone code, and nucleosome remodeling

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for HIST2H4B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 DNA binding TAS 3035717
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 10220385
GO:0035575 histone demethylase activity (H4-K20 specific) TAS --
GO:0042393 histone binding IPI 20498094
GO:0044822 poly(A) RNA binding IDA 22658674
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Phenotypes for HIST2H4B Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for HIST2H4B:
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for HIST2H4B Gene

Localization for HIST2H4B Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HIST2H4B Gene

Nucleus. Chromosome.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for HIST2H4B Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for HIST2H4B gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytoskeleton 4
extracellular 4

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for HIST2H4B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000228 nuclear chromosome IDA 14718166
GO:0000786 nucleosome TAS 3035717
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 14585971
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
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Pathways for HIST2H4B Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for HIST2H4B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000183 chromatin silencing at rDNA TAS --
GO:0000278 mitotic cell cycle TAS --
GO:0000723 telomere maintenance TAS --
GO:0006325 chromatin organization TAS --
GO:0006334 nucleosome assembly TAS --
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Transcripts for HIST2H4B Gene

mRNA/cDNA for HIST2H4B Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(3) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

miRNA Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for HIST2H4B

Primer Products

  • OriGene qSTAR qPCR primer pairs in human,mouse,rat for HIST2H4B
  • QuantiTect SYBR Green Assays in human,mouse,rat
  • Pre-validated RT² qPCR Primer Assay in human,mouse,rat
  • QuantiFast Probe-based Assays in human,mouse,rat

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for HIST2H4B Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for HIST2H4B Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for HIST2H4B Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for HIST2H4B Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, MOPED, and MaxQB for HIST2H4B Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for HIST2H4B Gene Hs.55468

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In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for HIST2H4B Gene

Orthologs for HIST2H4B Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for HIST2H4B Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia LOC737496 35
  • 84.33 (n)
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia LOC525863 35
  • 81.55 (n)
  • 99.03 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Hist1h4a 35
  • 86.41 (n)
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia LOC100912418 35
  • 83.5 (n)
  • 100 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves HIST1H46L1 35
  • 85.44 (n)
  • 100 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC101732103 35
  • 81.88 (n)
  • 100 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii zgc:165555 35
  • 81.55 (n)
  • 100 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta His4:CG33869 35
  • 76.7 (n)
  • 98.06 (a)
Species with no ortholog for HIST2H4B:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • dog (Canis familiaris)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for HIST2H4B Gene

Gene Tree for HIST2H4B (if available)
Gene Tree for HIST2H4B (if available)

Paralogs for HIST2H4B Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for HIST2H4B Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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No data available for Paralogs for HIST2H4B Gene

Variants for HIST2H4B Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for HIST2H4B Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs11488173 -- 149,862,012(+) TACTT(C/T)GTAAC upstream-variant-2KB
rs200227442 -- 149,860,618(+) GACTT(-/AA)GTCTT downstream-variant-500B
rs201357948 -- 149,862,882(+) CTGAC(-/TCTT)TAGTA upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for HIST2H4B Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv117e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv428235 CNV Gain 18775914
esv2750807 CNV Gain 17911159
dgv123e1 CNV Complex 17122850
dgv125e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv872384 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv824564 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv831503 CNV Gain 17160897
nsv469694 CNV Loss 16826518
nsv831525 CNV Gain 17160897
essv23032 CNV CNV 17122850
esv1007634 OTHER Inversion 20482838
nsv7182 OTHER Inversion 18451855
nsv499132 OTHER Inversion 21111241
nsv46 OTHER Inversion 15895083

Relevant External Links for HIST2H4B Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HIST2H4B Gene

Disorders for HIST2H4B Gene


  • Note=Chromosomal aberrations involving HISTONE H4 is a cause of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (B-cell NHL). Translocation t(3;6)(q27;p21), with BCL6.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for HIST2H4B Gene

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Publications for HIST2H4B Gene

  1. Functional characterization of a human histone gene cluster duplication. (PMID: 15527963) Braastad C.D. … Stein G.S. (Gene 2004) 2 3 4
  2. Protein-DNA interactions in vivo upstream of a cell cycle-regulated human H4 histone gene. (PMID: 3035717) Pauli U. … Nick H. (Science 1987) 3 4
  3. The human and mouse replication-dependent histone genes. (PMID: 12408966) Marzluff W.F. … Maltais L.J. (Genomics 2002) 3 4
  4. Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences. (PMID: 12477932) Strausberg R.L. … Marra M.A. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2002) 3
  5. Maintenance of open chromatin and selective genomic occupancy at the cell cycle-regulated histone H4 promoter during differentiation of HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells. (PMID: 12556504) Hovhannisyan H. … Stein J.L. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 2003) 3

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