Histone methyltransferase that specifically monomethylates ‘Lys-4’ of histone H3 (PubMed:11779497, PubMed:11850410, PubMed:12540855, PubMed:12588998, PubMed:16141209). H3 ‘Lys-4’ methylation represents a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional activation (PubMed:12540855, PubMed:12588998, PubMed:16141209). Plays a central role in the transcriptional activation of genes such as collagenase or insulin (PubMed:12588998, PubMed:16141209). Recruited by IPF1/PDX-1 to the insulin promoter, leading to activate transcription (PubMed:16141209). Has also methyltransferase activity toward non-histone proteins such as CGAS, p53/TP53, TAF10, and possibly TAF7 by recognizing and binding the [KR]-[STA]-K in substrate proteins (PubMed:15099517, PubMed:15525938, PubMed:16415881, PubMed:35210392). Monomethylates ‘Lys-189’ of TAF10, leading to increase the affinity of TAF10 for RNA polymerase II (PubMed:15099517, PubMed:16415881). Monomethylates ‘Lys-372’ of p53/TP53, stabilizing p53/TP53 and increasing p53/TP53-mediated transcriptional activation (PubMed:15525938, PubMed:16415881, PubMed:17108971). Monomethylates ‘Lys-491’ of CGAS, promoting interaction between SGF29 and CGAS (By similarity).

    Matrix Type

    • Tissue/Cells

    Gene Symbol

    • SETD7

    UniProt ID

    • Q8WTS6

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