Aliases for KDM6B Gene
External Ids for KDM6B Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for KDM6B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KDM6B Gene
GeneCards Summary for KDM6B Gene
KDM6B (Lysine (K)-Specific Demethylase 6B) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KDM6B include brain stem cancer. Among its related pathways are Cellular Senescence and Chromatin organization. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding and dioxygenase activity. An important paralog of this gene is KDM6A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KDM6B Gene
Histone demethylase that specifically demethylates Lys-27 of histone H3, thereby playing a central role in histone code. Demethylates trimethylated and dimethylated H3 Lys-27. Plays a central role in regulation of posterior development, by regulating HOX gene expression. Involved in inflammatory response by participating in macrophage differentiation in case of inflammation by regulating gene expression and macrophage differentiation.
Histone demethylases (KDMs) are a family of enzymes that catalyze the removal of methyl groups from lysine and arginine residues on histone tails. They reverse the methylation of lysine and arginine residues that is catalyzed by histone methyltransferases.