Aliases for H2BW2 Gene
External Ids for H2BW2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for H2BW2 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 encodes a replication-independent histone that is a member of the H2B histone family. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]
GeneCards Summary for H2BW2 Gene
H2BW2 (H2B.W Histone 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Viral carcinogenesis and Activated PKN1 stimulates transcription of AR (androgen receptor) regulated genes KLK2 and KLK3. An important paralog of this gene is H2BW1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for H2BW2 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.