Aliases for HIST2H3D Gene
External Ids for HIST2H3D Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HIST2H3D 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 H3 family. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2015]
GeneCards Summary for HIST2H3D Gene
HIST2H3D (Histone Cluster 2 H3 Family Member D) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Mitotic Prophase and Cytokine Signaling in Immune system. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity and histone binding. An important paralog of this gene is HIST2H3C.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HIST2H3D 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.