Aliases for HIST2H2AC Gene
External Ids for HIST2H2AC Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for HIST2H2AC Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers 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 replication-dependent histone that is a member of the histone H2A family. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2015]
GeneCards Summary for HIST2H2AC Gene
HIST2H2AC (Histone Cluster 2, H2ac) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HIST2H2AC include Riddle Syndrome and Toxic Pneumonitis. Among its related pathways are Chromatin organization and Packaging Of Telomere Ends. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding and 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.