Aliases for PHF2 Gene
External Ids for PHF2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PHF2 Gene
This gene encodes a protein which contains a zinc finger-like PHD (plant homeodomain) finger, distinct from other classes of zinc finger motifs, and a hydrophobic and highly conserved domain. The PHD finger shows the typical Cys4-His-Cys3 arrangement. PHD finger genes are thought to belong to a diverse group of transcriptional regulators possibly affecting eukaryotic gene expression by influencing chromatin structure. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PHF2 Gene
PHF2 (PHD Finger Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Chromatin organization and Activated PKN1 stimulates transcription of AR (androgen receptor) regulated genes KLK2 and KLK3. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription coactivator activity and methylated histone binding. An important paralog of this gene is KDM2B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PHF2 Gene
Lysine demethylase that demethylates both histones and non-histone proteins. Enzymatically inactive by itself, and becomes active following phosphorylation by PKA: forms a complex with ARID5B and mediates demethylation of methylated ARID5B. Demethylation of ARID5B leads to target the PHF2-ARID5B complex to target promoters, where PHF2 mediates demethylation of dimethylated Lys-9 of histone H3 (H3K9me2), followed by transcription activation of target genes. The PHF2-ARID5B complex acts as a coactivator of HNF4A in liver. PHF2 is recruited to trimethylated Lys-4 of histone H3 (H3K4me3) at rDNA promoters and promotes expression of rDNA.