CHD8 encodes the human gene, Chromodomain helicase DNA binding protein 8. It may also be known as: Chromodomain-helicase-DNA-binding protein 8; CHD-8; ATP-dependent helicase CHD8; Helicase with SNF2 domain 1; AUTS18; HELSNF1. The encoded protein is an enzyme with an amino acid length of 2581 and a mass of 290.5 kDa. CHD8 is a member of the SNF2/RAD54 helicase family, CHD8 subfamily. Homologs of this gene exist in other organisms, including: Mouse, Rat, Zebrafish, Frog.