Aliases for JMJD7 Gene
External Ids for JMJD7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for JMJD7 Gene
This gene encodes a highly conserved protein with a JmjC domain, which are part of the cupin metalloenzyme superfamily. JmjC proteins may function as 2-oxoglutarate-Fe(II)-dependent dioxygenases. Most tissues also express read-through transcripts from this gene into the downstream phospholipase A2, group IVB (cytosolic) gene, some of which may encode fusion proteins combining the N-terminus of this protein with the phospholipase A2, group IVB protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for JMJD7 Gene
JMJD7 (Jumonji Domain Containing 7) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is KDM8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for JMJD7 Gene
Bifunctional enzyme that acts both as an endopeptidase and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent monoxygenase (PubMed:28847961, PubMed:29915238). Endopeptidase that cleaves histones N-terminal tails at the carboxyl side of methylated arginine or lysine residues, to generate 'tailless nucleosomes', which may trigger transcription elongation (PubMed:28847961). Preferentially recognizes and cleaves monomethylated and dimethylated arginine residues of histones H2, H3 and H4 (PubMed:28847961). After initial cleavage, continues to digest histones tails via its aminopeptidase activity (PubMed:28847961). Additionally, may play a role in protein biosynthesis by modifying the translation machinery (PubMed:29915238). Acts as Fe(2+) and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent monoxygenase, catalyzing (S)-stereospecific hydroxylation at C-3 of 'Lys-22' of DRG1 and 'Lys-21' of DRG2 translation factors (TRAFAC), promoting their interaction with ribonucleic acids (RNA) (PubMed:29915238).