Polycomb group (PcG) proteins form multiprotein complexes that regulate expression patterns of developmental and cell proliferation genes. CBX6 (chromobox protein homolog 6) is a 412 amino acid protein that is a component of the chromatin-associated PcG complex. Through interaction with PcG, CBX6 modifies chromatin and maintains the transcriptionally repressive state of genes. Members of the chromobox domain protein family are characterized by the presence of a 37 amino acid chromobox (CHRromatin Organization MOdifier) domain. This domain plays a mechanistic role in targeting chromodomain proteins to specific regions of the nucleus.
chromobox homolog 6; Chromobox protein homolog 6