Caenorhabditis elegans

HIS-24

CELE_M163.3, HH1, H1.1, M163.3
his-24 encodes one of eight C. elegans H1 linker histones; HIS-24, along with the histone deacetylase SIR-2.1 and the Enhancer of zeste E(Z) ortholog MES-2, plays a key role in heterochromatin regulation and thus, in regulation of fertility and embryonic development; specifically, HIS-24 and SIR-2.1 are essential for maintenance of the histone H3K27me3 mark at subtelomeric regions in the C. elegans germ line; HIS-24 interacts specifically with the H3 K27 region, either when unmodified or when in the trimethylated (me3) state; HIS-24 is ubiquitously expressed and localizes to nuclei; in addition, in germ cells, the majority of HIS-24 localizes to the cytoplasm, in a manner dependent upon SIR-2.1 and MES proteins.

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