Aliases for SETDB1 Gene
External Ids for SETDB1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SETDB1 Gene
This gene encodes a histone methyltransferase which regulates histone methylation, gene silencing, and transcriptional repression. This gene has been identified as a target for treatment in Huntington Disease, given that gene silencing and transcription dysfunction likely play a role in the disease pathogenesis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2011]
GeneCards Summary for SETDB1 Gene
SETDB1 (SET Domain, Bifurcated 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SETDB1 include dracunculiasis and huntington disease. Among its related pathways are Signaling pathways regulating pluripotency of stem cells and Chromatin organization. GO annotations related to this gene include histone-lysine N-methyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is EHMT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SETDB1 Gene
Histone methyltransferase that specifically trimethylates Lys-9 of histone H3. H3 Lys-9 trimethylation represents a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional repression by recruiting HP1 (CBX1, CBX3 and/or CBX5) proteins to methylated histones. Mainly functions in euchromatin regions, thereby playing a central role in the silencing of euchromatic genes. H3 Lys-9 trimethylation is coordinated with DNA methylation. Probably forms a complex with MBD1 and ATF7IP that represses transcription and couples DNA methylation and histone Lys-9 trimethylation. Its activity is dependent on MBD1 and is heritably maintained through DNA replication by being recruited by CAF-1. SETDB1 is targeted to histone H3 by TRIM28/TIF1B, a factor recruited by KRAB zinc-finger proteins.