chromodomain helicase DNA binding protein 6
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the SNF2/RAD54 helicase protein family. The encoded protein contains two chromodomains, a helicase domain, and an ATPase domain. Several multi-subunit protein complexes remodel chromatin to allow patterns of cell type-specific gene expression, and the encoded protein is thought to be a core member of one or more of these chromatin remodeling complexes. The encoded protein may function as a transcriptional repressor and is involved in the cellular repression of influenza virus replication. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]
Probable chromatin-remodeling protein with a DNA-dependent ATPase activity. May play a role in transcription regulation, activating for instance, the transcription of specific genes in response to oxidative stress through interaction with NFE2L2.
A chromosomal aberration disrupting CHD6 has been found in a patient with mild to moderate mental retardation and minor facial anomalies. Translocation t(18;20)(q21.1;q11.2) with TCF4 producing a CHD6-TCF4 fusion transcript (PubMed:18627065).