Aliases for KDM3A Gene
External Ids for KDM3A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for KDM3A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KDM3A Gene
This gene encodes a zinc finger protein that contains a jumonji domain and may play a role in hormone-dependent transcriptional activation. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2009]
GeneCards Summary for KDM3A Gene
KDM3A (Lysine Demethylase 3A) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Activated PKN1 stimulates transcription of AR (androgen receptor) regulated genes KLK2 and KLK3 and Chromatin organization. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and core promoter binding. An important paralog of this gene is KDM3B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KDM3A Gene
Histone demethylase that specifically demethylates Lys-9 of histone H3, thereby playing a central role in histone code. Preferentially demethylates mono- and dimethylated H3 Lys-9 residue, with a preference for dimethylated residue, while it has weak or no activity on trimethylated H3 Lys-9. Demethylation of Lys residue generates formaldehyde and succinate. Involved in hormone-dependent transcriptional activation, by participating in recruitment to androgen-receptor target genes, resulting in H3 Lys-9 demethylation and transcriptional activation. Involved in spermatogenesis by regulating expression of target genes such as PRM1 and TMP1 which are required for packaging and condensation of sperm chromatin. Involved in obesity resistance through regulation of metabolic genes such as PPARA and UCP1.