At the nuclear envelope, the nuclear lamina and heterochromatin are adjacent to the inner nuclear membrane. The protein encoded by this gene binds DNA and is a component of heterochromatin. This protein also can bind lamin B receptor, an integral membrane protein found in the inner nuclear membrane. The dual binding functions of the encoded protein may explain the association of heterochromatin with the inner nuclear membrane.
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Protein Aliases: chromobox homolog 3; chromobox homolog 3 (HP1 gamma homolog, Drosophila); Chromobox protein homolog 3; HECH; heterochromatin protein 1 gamma; Heterochromatin protein 1 homolog gamma; heterochromatin protein HP1 gamma; heterochromatin-like protein 1; HGNC:1553; HP1 gamma; HP1 gamma homolog; HPy; Modifier 2 protein; OTTHUMP00000202463
Gene Aliases: CBX3; HECH; HP1-GAMMA; HP1g; HP1Hs-gamma; M32
UniProt ID: (Human) Q13185