Histone-lysine N-methyltransferase EHMT2 - Q96KQ7 (EHMT2_HUMAN)

 

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  • Number of PDB entries for Q96KQ7: 15
 
Function
Histone methyltransferase that specifically mono- and dimethylates 'Lys-9' of histone H3 (H3K9me1 and H3K9me2, respectively) in euchromatin. H3K9me represents a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional repression by recruiting HP1 proteins to methylated histones. Also mediates monomethylation of 'Lys-56' of histone H3 (H3K56me1) in G1 phase, leading to promote interaction between histone H3 and PCNA and regulating DNA replication. Also weakly methylates 'Lys-27' of histone H3 (H3K27me). Also required for DNA methylation, the histone methyltransferase activity is not required for DNA methylation, suggesting that these 2 activities function independently. Probably targeted to histone H3 by different DNA-binding proteins like E2F6, MGA, MAX and/or DP1. May also methylate histone H1. In addition to the histone methyltransferase activity, also methylates non-histone proteins: mediates dimethylation of 'Lys-373' of p53/TP53. Also methylates CDYL, WIZ, ACIN1, DNMT1, HDAC1, ERCC6, KLF12 and itself. UniProt
Catalytic Activity
S-adenosyl-L-methionine + L-lysine-[histone] = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + N6-methyl-L-lysine-[histone]. UniProt
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Subunit Structure
Heterodimer; heterodimerizes with EHMT1/GLP. Interacts with GFI1B and WIZ. Part of the E2F6.com-1 complex in G0 phase composed of E2F6, MGA, MAX, TFDP1, CBX3, BAT8, EHMT1, RING1, RNF2, MBLR, L3MBTL2 and YAF2. Part of a complex composed of TRIM28, HDAC1, HDAC2 and EHMT2. Interacts with UHRF1. Interacts with CDYL. Interacts with REST only in the presence of CDYL. Part of a complex containing at least CDYL, REST, WIZ, SETB1, EHMT1 and EHMT2. UniProt
Domain
In the pre-SET domain, Cys residues bind 3 zinc ions that are arranged in a triangular cluster; some of these Cys residues contribute to the binding of two zinc ions within the cluster. UniProt
  • Isoforms: 3 , currently showing only the 'canonical' sequence.
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