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Official Full Name
chromobox homolog 8
Background
The family of Heterochromatin Proteins ("Chromobox Homolog", CBX) are highly conserved adapter molecules,Which have important functions in the cell nucleus. These functions include gene repression by heterochromatin formation, transcriptional activation, regulation of binding of cohesion complexes to centromere, sequesteration of genes to nuclear periphery, transcriptional arrest, maintenance of heterochromatin integrity, gene repression at single nucleosome level and gene repression by heterochromatization of euchromatin.
Synonyms
CBX8; chromobox homolog 8; chromobox homolog 8 (Drosophila Pc class); chromobox protein homolog 8; HPC3; Pc class 3 homolog (Drosophila); PC3; polycomb 3; RC1; rectachrome 1; Pc class 3 homolog; chromobox homolog 8 (Pc class homolog, Drosophila); PC3, RC1, CBX8