Catalytically inactive regulatory factor of DNA methyltransferases. It is essential for the function of DNMT3A and DNMT3B. Activates DNMT3A and DNMT3B by binding to their catalytic domain. Accelerates the binding of DNA and AdoMet to the methyltransferases and dissociates from the complex after DNA binding to the methyltransferases. Recognizes unmethylated histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) and induces de novo DNA methylation by recruitment or activation of DNMT3. Belongs to the C5-methyltransferase family. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Amino Acid Metabolism - cysteine and methionine; Transcription, coactivator/corepressor
Molecular Function: enzyme activator activity; enzyme binding; protein binding
Biological Process: DNA methylation; DNA methylation during gametogenesis; DNA methylation on cytosine; in utero embryonic development; male meiosis I; methylation; negative regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; placenta development; spermatogenesis; stem cell differentiation