Aliases for H1-6 Gene
External Ids for H1-6 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for H1-6 Gene
Histones are basic nuclear proteins responsible for 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 H1 family. Transcripts from this gene lack polyA tails but instead contain a palindromic termination element. This gene is found in the large histone gene cluster on chromosome 6. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2015]
GeneCards Summary for H1-6 Gene
H1-6 (H1.6 Linker Histone, Cluster Member) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Cell cycle_Chromosome condensation in prometaphase and E2F mediated regulation of DNA replication. An important paralog of this gene is H1-4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for H1-6 Gene
Testis-specific histone H1 that forms less compacted chromatin compared to other H1 histone subtypes (PubMed:26757249). Formation of more relaxed chromatin may be required to promote chromatin architecture required for proper chromosome regulation during meiosis, such as homologous recombination (PubMed:26757249). Histones H1 act as linkers that bind to nucleosomes and compact polynucleosomes into a higher-order chromatin configuration (Probable).