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Gene: HDAC8 (histone deacetylase 8) Homo sapiens
Symbol: HDAC8
Name: histone deacetylase 8
Description: Histones play a critical role in transcriptional regulation, cell cycle progression, and developmental events. Histone acetylation/deacetylation alters chromosome structure and affects transcription factor access to DNA. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to class I of the histone deacetylase family. It catalyzes the deacetylation of lysine residues in the histone N-terminal tails and represses transcription in large multiprotein complexes with transcriptional co-repressors. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: CDA07; CDLS5; HD8; HDACL1; histone deacetylase-like 1; KDAC8; MRXS6; RPD3; Wilson-Turner syndrome (mental retardation, X-linked, syndromic-6, with gynecomastia and obesity); Wilson-Turner X-linked mental retardation syndrome; WTS
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Hdac8 (histone deacetylase 8)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Hdac8 (histone deacetylase 8)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Hdac8 (histone deacetylase 8)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : HDAC8 (histone deacetylase 8)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : HDAC8 (histone deacetylase 8)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Hdac8 (histone deacetylase 8)
Sus scrofa (pig) : HDAC8 (histone deacetylase 8)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38X72,329,516 - 72,573,103 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh37X71,549,366 - 71,792,953 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 36X71,466,091 - 71,709,378 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 34X71,332,387 - 71,575,674NCBI
CeleraX71,892,584 - 72,136,175 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic MapXq13.1NCBI
HuRefX65,303,729 - 65,547,461 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_1X71,442,370 - 71,685,931 (-)NCBICHM1_1
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

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Nomenclature History
More on HDAC8
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
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CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 1344478
Created: 2005-03-08
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-08-06
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.