This gene was first characterized as part of a cluster of genes located within the human major histocompatibility complex class III region. This gene encodes a nuclear protein that is cleaved by caspase 3 and is implicated in the control of apoptosis. In addition, the protein forms a complex with E1A binding protein p300 and is required for the acetylation of p53 in response to DNA damage. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: BAG 6; BAG family molecular chaperone regulator 6; BAG-6; BAT 3; BCL2-associated athanogene 6; DAQB-195H10.3; HLA-B associated transcript 3; HLA-B associated transcript-3; HLA-B-associated transcript 3; Large proline-rich protein BAG6; large proline-rich protein BAT3; Protein G3; Protein Scythe; scythe
Gene Aliases: 2410045D21Rik; AA408914; BAG-6; BAG6; BAT3; D17H6S52E; D6S52E; G3; Scythe
Molecular Function: enzyme modulator