SETD2(redirected from SET domain-containing protein 2)
SETD2A gene on chromosome 3p21.31 that encodes a ubiquitously expressed histone methyltransferase that specifically methylates Lys-36 of histone H3. Lys-36 methylation is a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional activation. SETD2 likely plays a role in chromatin structure modulation during elongation via its interaction with hyperphosphorylated POLR2A. It may also act as a promoter-binding transcription activator.
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