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Genes in the ZC2HC family provide instructions for making proteins known as C2HC-type zinc finger proteins. This type is a subset of a much larger group of zinc finger proteins, which are involved in many cellular functions.
Zinc finger proteins contain one or more short regions called zinc finger domains. These regions include a specific pattern of protein building blocks (amino acids) and one or more charged atoms of zinc (zinc ions). C2HC refers to the particular sequence of the amino acids cysteine and histidine found in C2HC-type zinc finger proteins. These amino acids fold around one or more zinc ions, making the protein very stable and enabling it to attach (bind) firmly to other molecules.
Little is known about the function of C2HC-containing zinc finger proteins. Unlike many other zinc finger proteins, most proteins of this type do not appear to bind to DNA. However, these proteins may interact with RNA, a chemical cousin of DNA. C2HC-containing zinc finger proteins may also help to modify other proteins.
The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) provides a list of genes in the ZC2HC family (http://www.genenames.org/genefamilies/ZC2HC).
Genetics Home Reference summarizes the normal function and health implications of these members of the ZC2HC gene family: IKBKG and KAT6B.
Genetics Home Reference includes these conditions related to genes in the ZC2HC gene family:
You may find the following resources about the ZC2HC gene family helpful.
acids ; B-cells ; cysteine ; DNA ; enhancer ; gene ; histidine ; ions ; kinase ; lysine ; protein ; RNA
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary (http://www.ghr.nlm.nih.gov/glossary).
These sources were used to develop the Genetics Home Reference summary for the ZC2HC gene family.
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