Aliases for HIST2H2AC Gene
External Ids for HIST2H2AC Gene
Previous Symbols for HIST2H2AC Gene
Histones are basic nuclear proteins that are responsible for the 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 intronless and encodes a member of the histone H2A family. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HIST2H2AC Gene
HIST2H2AC (Histone Cluster 2, H2ac) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Disease and Cell Cycle, Mitotic. GO annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is HIST1H2AM.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HIST2H2AC 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