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 Circadian rythm related genes 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 KDM5C.
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).