Aliases for KDM5A Gene
External Ids for KDM5A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for KDM5A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers 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 Demethylase 5A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KDM5A include Retinoblastoma and Alopecia Universalis Congenita. Among its related pathways are Chromatin Regulation / Acetylation and Chromatin organization. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and transcription coactivator activity. An important paralog of this gene is KDM5B.
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'. Regulates specific gene transcription through DNA-binding on 5'-CCGCCC-3' motif (PubMed:18270511). May stimulate transcription mediated by nuclear receptors. Involved in transcriptional regulation of Hox proteins during cell differentiation (PubMed:19430464). 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). Seems to act as a transcriptional corepressor for some genes such as MT1F and to favor the proliferation of cancer cells (PubMed:27427228).