Histone methyltransferase. Specifically methylates 'Lys- 4' of histone H3, inducing di- and tri-methylation, but not monomethylation. Plays an important role in transcriptional activation as a member of an RNA polymerase complex. Binds DNA containing 5'-CCCTCC-3' or 5'-GAGGGG-3' sequences. Belongs to the histone-lysine methyltransferase family. 3 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Methyltransferase; Methyltransferase, protein lysine; EC 188.8.131.52
Cellular Component: cytoplasm; nucleus
Molecular Function: metal ion binding; histone-lysine N-methyltransferase activity
Alt. Names/Synonyms: bA74P14.1; bA74P14.1 (novel protein); FLJ21080; KMT3E; MGC104324; SET and MYND domain containing 3; SET and MYND domain-containing protein 3; SMYD3; Zinc finger MYND domain-containing protein 1; zinc finger protein, subfamily 3A (MYND domain containing), 1; zinc finger, MYND domain containing 1; ZMYND1; ZNFN3A1
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.