Histone H2B

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H2B histone family, member M
Identifiers
SymbolH2BFM
Entrez286436
HUGO27867
RefSeqXM_210048
UniProtQ99879
Other data
LocusChr. 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.

See nucleosome, histone and chromatin.

Other histone proteins involved: H1 H2A H3 H4

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In popular culture

H2B is mentioned in the rap song "pistol pistol" in Obie Trice's remix, saying "a H2B to light your kidneys"


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