Histones are basic nuclear proteins that are responsible for the nucleosome structure of the chromosomal fiber in eukaryotes. Nucleosomes consist of approximately 146 bp of DNA wrapped around a histone octamer composed of pairs of each of the four core histones (H2A, H2B, H3, and H4). The chromatin fiber is further compacted through the interaction of a linker histone, H1, with the DNA between the nucleosomes to form higher order chromatin structures. This gene is intronless and encodes a testis/sperm-specific member of the histone H2B family. Transcripts from this gene contain a palindromic termination element.
HIST1H2BA; histone cluster 1, H2ba; H2B histone family, member U, (testis specific) , histone 1, H2ba; histone H2B type 1-A; bA317E16.3; H2BFU; STBP; TSH2B; Testis-specific histone H2B; H2B; H2B histone family member U; H2B histone family member U testis specific; H2B testis; H2BT; Histone cluster 1 H2ba; Histone H2B testis; Histone H2B type 1 A; Histone H2B type 1A; TSH 2B; histone 1, H2ba; histone H2B, testis; H2B histone family, member U, (testis-specific)