Family

Histone H2A (IPR002119)

Short name: Histone_H2A

Family relationships

Description

Histone H2A is a small, highly conserved nuclear protein that, together with two molecules each of histones H2B, H3 and H4, forms the eukaryotic nucleosome core [PMID: 8121801]; the nucleosome octamer winds ~146 DNA base-pairs. In the mouse, histone H2A can be replaced by histone H2A-like 1 [PMID: 17261847].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0003677 DNA binding

Cellular Component

GO:0000786 nucleosome
GO:0005634 nucleus

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
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