Histone H2B

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H2B histone family, member M
Symbol H2BFM
Entrez 286436
HUGO 27867
RefSeq XM_210048
UniProt Q99879
Other data
Locus Chr. X q22.2

Histone H2B is one of the 5 main histone proteins involved in the structure of chromatin in eukaryotic cells. Featuring a main globular domain and a long N terminal tail H2B is involved with the structure of the nucleosomes of the 'beads on a string' structure.[1][2]

See nucleosome, histone and chromatin.

Other histone proteins involved: H1 H2A H3 H4


  1. ^ Bhasin M, Reinherz EL, Reche PA (2006). "Recognition and classification of histones using support vector machine". J. Comput. Biol. 13 (1): 102–12. doi:10.1089/cmb.2006.13.102. PMID 16472024. 
  2. ^ Hartl, Daniel L.; Freifelder, David; Snyder, Leon A. (1988). Basic Genetics. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. ISBN 0-86720-090-1.