Aliases for HIST3H3 Gene
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Previous Symbols for HIST3H3 Gene
Histones are basic nuclear proteins that are responsible for the nucleosome structure of the chromosomal fiber in eukaryotes. Nucleosomes consist of approximately 146 bp of DNA wrapped around a histone 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 H3 family. Transcripts from this gene lack polyA tails; instead, they contain a palindromic termination element. This gene is located separately from the other H3 genes that are in the histone gene cluster on chromosome 6p22-p21.3. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HIST3H3 Gene
HIST3H3 (Histone Cluster 3, H3) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and TGF-Beta Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is HIST2H3A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HIST3H3 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