Aliases for KDM5A Gene
External Ids for KDM5A Gene
Previous Symbols for KDM5A Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Jumonji, AT-rich interactive domain 1 (JARID1) histone demethylase protein family. The encoded protein plays a role in gene regulation through the histone code by specifically demethylating lysine 4 of histone H3. The encoded protein interacts with many other proteins, including retinoblastoma protein, and is implicated in the transcriptional regulation of Hox genes and cytokines. This gene may play a role in tumor progression. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for KDM5A Gene
KDM5A (Lysine (K)-Specific Demethylase 5A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KDM5A include retinoblastoma. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Disease. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen, 2-oxoglutarate as one donor, and incorporation of one atom each of oxygen into both donors. An important paralog of this gene is KDM5D.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KDM5A Gene
Histone demethylase that specifically demethylates Lys-4 of histone H3, thereby playing a central role in histone code. Does not demethylate histone H3 Lys-9, H3 Lys-27, H3 Lys-36, H3 Lys-79 or H4 Lys-20. Demethylates trimethylated and dimethylated but not monomethylated H3 Lys-4. May stimulate transcription mediated by nuclear receptors. May be involved in transcriptional regulation of Hox proteins during cell differentiation. May participate in transcriptional repression of cytokines such as CXCL12. Plays a role in the regulation of the circadian rhythm and in maintaining the normal periodicity of the circadian clock. In a histone demethylase-independent manner, acts as a coactivator of the CLOCK-ARNTL/BMAL1-mediated transcriptional activation of PER1/2 and other clock-controlled genes and increases histone acetylation at PER1/2 promoters by inhibiting the activity of HDAC1 (By similarity).