Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome candidate 1-like 1
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene is related to the Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome candidate-1 gene and encodes a protein with PWWP (proline-tryptophan-tryptophan-proline) domains. This protein methylates histone H3 at lysine residues 4 and 27, which represses gene transcription. Two alternatively spliced variants have been described. [provided by RefSeq, May 2015]
Histone methyltransferase. Preferentially methylates 'Lys-4' and 'Lys-27' of histone H3. H3 'Lys-4' methylation represents a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional activation, while 'Lys-27' is a mark for transcriptional repression.
A chromosomal aberration involving WHSC1L1 is found in childhood acute myeloid leukemia. Translocation t(8;11)(p11.2;p15) with NUP98.
Defects in WHSC1L1 may be involved in non small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC). Amplified or overexpressed in NSCLC.