Aliases for RBBP4 Gene
External Ids for RBBP4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RBBP4 Gene
This gene encodes a ubiquitously expressed nuclear protein which belongs to a highly conserved subfamily of WD-repeat proteins. It is present in protein complexes involved in histone acetylation and chromatin assembly. It is part of the Mi-2 complex which has been implicated in chromatin remodeling and transcriptional repression associated with histone deacetylation. This encoded protein is also part of co-repressor complexes, which is an integral component of transcriptional silencing. It is found among several cellular proteins that bind directly to retinoblastoma protein to regulate cell proliferation. This protein also seems to be involved in transcriptional repression of E2F-responsive genes. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RBBP4 Gene
RBBP4 (Retinoblastoma Binding Protein 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RBBP4 include retinoblastoma and intermediate charcot-marie-tooth neuropathy. Among its related pathways are Chromatin Regulation / Acetylation and Macrophage Differentiation and Growth Inhibition by METS. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding and histone deacetylase binding. An important paralog of this gene is RFWD2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RBBP4 Gene
Core histone-binding subunit that may target chromatin assembly factors, chromatin remodeling factors and histone deacetylases to their histone substrates in a manner that is regulated by nucleosomal DNA. Component of several complexes which regulate chromatin metabolism. These include the chromatin assembly factor 1 (CAF-1) complex, which is required for chromatin assembly following DNA replication and DNA repair; the core histone deacetylase (HDAC) complex, which promotes histone deacetylation and consequent transcriptional repression; the nucleosome remodeling and histone deacetylase complex (the NuRD complex), which promotes transcriptional repression by histone deacetylation and nucleosome remodeling; the PRC2/EED-EZH2 complex, which promotes repression of homeotic genes during development; and the NURF (nucleosome remodeling factor) complex.