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CBX3

Official Full Name
chromobox homolog 3
Background
At the nuclear envelope, the nuclear lamina and heterochromatin are adjacent to the inner nuclear membrane. The protein encoded by this gene binds DNA and is a component of heterochromatin. This protein also can bind lamin B receptor, an integral membrane protein found in the inner nuclear membrane. The dual binding functions of the encoded protein may explain the association of heterochromatin with the inner nuclear membrane. This protein binds histone H3 tails methylated at Lys-9 sites. This protein is also recruited to sites of ultraviolet-induced DNA damage and double-strand breaks. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein but differing in the 5 UTR, have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2011]
Synonyms
CBX3; chromobox homolog 3; HECH; HP1-GAMMA; HP1Hs-gamma; chromobox protein homolog 3; HP1 gamma homolog; modifier 2 protein; heterochromatin-like protein 1; heterochromatin protein HP1 gamma; heterochromatin protein 1 homolog gamma; chromobox homolog 3 (HP1 gamma homolog, Drosophila); chromobox protein (CHCB2)

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