Responsible for the deacetylation of lysine residues on the N-terminal part of the core histones (H2A, H2B, H3 and H4). Histone deacetylation gives a tag for epigenetic repression and plays an important role in transcriptional regulation, cell cycle progression and developmental events. Histone deacetylases act via the formation of large multiprotein complexes. Plays a central role in microtubule-dependent cell motility via deacetylation of tubulin.
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Protein Aliases: FLJ16239; HD6; HDA6; Histone deacetylase 6; protein phosphatase 1, regulatory subunit 90; Tubulin-lysine deacetylase HDAC6
Gene Aliases: CPBHM; HD6; HDAC6; JM21; KIAA0901; PPP1R90
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9UBN7
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 10013
Molecular Function: chromatin/chromatin-binding, or -regulatory protein histone modifying enzyme