Aliases for MPHOSPH8 Gene
External Ids for MPHOSPH8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MPHOSPH8 Gene
GeneCards Summary for MPHOSPH8 Gene
MPHOSPH8 (M-Phase Phosphoprotein 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include methylated histone binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MPHOSPH8 Gene
Heterochromatin component that specifically recognizes and binds methylated Lys-9 of histone H3 (H3K9me) and promotes recruitment of proteins that mediate epigenetic repression (PubMed:20871592, PubMed:26022416). Mediates recruitment of the HUSH complex to H3K9me3 sites: the HUSH complex is recruited to genomic loci rich in H3K9me3 and is probably required to maintain transcriptional silencing by promoting recruitment of SETDB1, a histone methyltransferase that mediates further deposition of H3K9me3 (PubMed:26022416). Binds H3K9me and promotes DNA methylation by recruiting DNMT3A to target CpG sites; these can be situated within the coding region of the gene (PubMed:20871592). Mediates down-regulation of CDH1 expression (PubMed:20871592).