Aliases for CDYL Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDYL Gene
Chromodomain Y is a primate-specific Y-chromosomal gene family expressed exclusively in the testis and implicated in infertility. Although the Y-linked genes are testis-specific, this autosomal gene is ubiquitously expressed. The Y-linked genes arose by retrotransposition of an mRNA from this gene, followed by amplification of the retroposed gene. Proteins encoded by this gene superfamily possess a chromodomain, a motif implicated in chromatin binding and gene suppression, and a catalytic domain believed to be involved in histone acetylation. Multiple proteins are encoded by transcript variants of this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CDYL Gene
CDYL (Chromodomain Y Like) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transcriptional Regulatory Network in Embryonic Stem Cell and Mesodermal Commitment Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transcription corepressor activity and methylated histone binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDY2A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDYL Gene
Isoform 2: Chromatin reader protein that recognizes and binds histone H3 trimethylated at Lys-9, dimethylated at Lys-27 and trimethylated at Lys-27 (H3K9me3, H3K27me2 and H3K27me3, respectively) (PubMed:19808672, PubMed:28402439). Part of multimeric repressive chromatin complexes, where it is required for transmission and restoration of repressive histone marks, thereby preserving the epigenetic landscape (PubMed:28402439). Required for chromatin targeting and maximal enzymatic activity of Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2); acts as a positive regulator of PRC2 activity by bridging the pre-existing histone H3K27me3 and newly recruited PRC2 on neighboring nucleosomes (PubMed:22009739). Acts as a corepressor for REST by facilitating histone-lysine N-methyltransferase EHMT2 recruitment and H3K9 dimethylation at REST target genes for repression (PubMed:19061646). Involved X chromosome inactivation in females: recruited to Xist RNA-coated X chromosome and facilitates propagation of H3K9me2 by anchoring EHMT2 (By similarity). Required for neuronal migration during brain development by repressing expression of RHOA (By similarity). In addition to act as a chromatin reader, acts as a hydro-lyase (PubMed:28803779). Shows crotonyl-coA hydratase activity by mediating the conversion of crotonyl-CoA ((2E)-butenoyl-CoA) to beta-hydroxybutyryl-CoA (3-hydroxybutanoyl-CoA), thereby acting as a negative regulator of histone crotonylation (PubMed:28803779). Histone crotonylation is required during spermatogenesis; down-regulation of histone crotonylation by CDYL regulates the reactivation of sex chromosome-linked genes in round spermatids and histone replacement in elongating spermatids (By similarity).
Isoform 1: Not able to recognize and bind histone H3K9me3, histone H3K27me2 and histone H3K27me3, due to the presence of a N-terminal extension that inactivates the chromo domain (PubMed:19808672).
Isoform 3: Not able to recognize and bind histone H3K9me3, histone H3K27me2 and histone H3K27me3, due to the absence of the chromo domain (PubMed:19808672). Acts as a negative regulator of isoform 2 by displacing isoform 2 from chromatin.