PRDM8 gene

PR/SET domain 8

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a protein that belongs to a conserved family of histone methyltransferases that predominantly act as negative regulators of transcription. The encoded protein contains an N-terminal Su(var)3-9, Enhancer-of-zeste, and Trithorax (SET) domain and a double zinc-finger domain. Knockout of this gene in mouse results in mistargeting by neurons of the dorsal telencephalon, abnormal itch-like behavior, and impaired differentiation of rod bipolar cells. In humans, the protein has been shown to interact with the phosphatase laforin and the ubiquitin ligase malin, which regulate glycogen construction in the cytoplasm. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]

From UniProt:

Probable histone methyltransferase, preferentially acting on 'Lys-9' of histone H3 (By similarity). Involved in the control of steroidogenesis through transcriptional repression of steroidogenesis marker genes such as CYP17A1 and LHCGR (By similarity). Forms with BHLHE22 a transcriptional repressor complex controlling genes involved in neural development and neuronal differentiation (By similarity). In the retina, it is required for rod bipolar and type 2 OFF-cone bipolar cell survival.

From NCBI Gene:

  • Epilepsy, progressive myoclonic, 10

From UniProt:

Epilepsy, progressive myoclonic 10 (EPM10): A progressive myoclonus epilepsy characterized by progressive dysarthria, myoclonus, ataxia, cognitive decline, psychosis, dementia and spasticity, with onset in childhood. There is variability between patients. [MIM:616640]

Cytogenetic Location: 4q21, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 4 at position 21

Molecular Location: base pairs 80,183,418 to 80,204,329 on chromosome 4 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 4q21, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 4 at position 21
  • EPM10
  • PFM5