HOXB3 chromatin is activated

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Homo sapiens
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During activation of HOXB3 by retimoic acid in fibroblasts (Lan et al. 2007) and embryonal carcinoma cells (Lee et al. 2007) chromatin at HOXB3 loses methylation at lysine-27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3), loses PRC2, and gains methylation at H3K4. The demethylase KDM6A (UTX) binds HOXB3 chromatin during activation (Lan et al. 2007, Lee et al. 2007) and may participate in demethylating H3K27me3. KDM6A forms complexes with the histone methyltransferases KMT2C,D (MLL2,3) which may participate in methylating H3K4 (Lee et al. 2007)

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
17851529 A histone H3 lysine 27 demethylase regulates animal posterior development

Canaani, E, Roberts, TM, Bayliss, PE, Chen, S, Iwase, S, Alpatov, R, Whetstine, JR, Chang, HY, Issaeva, I, Shi, Y, Lan, F, Wang, JK, Rinn, JL

Nature 2007
17761849 Demethylation of H3K27 regulates polycomb recruitment and H2A ubiquitination

Di Croce, L, Trojer, P, Reinberg, D, Lee, MG, Villa, R, Yan, KP, Shiekhattar, R, Norman, J

Science 2007
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