Sequence-specific DNA-binding transcription factor. Represses transcription at least in part by recruitment of the histone methyltransferase EHMT2/G9A and histone deacetylases such as HDAC1. Regulates hematopoiesis-associated protein-coding and microRNA (miRNA) genes. May regulate the expression of proteins involved in extracellular matrix development and maintenance, including fibrillar collagens, such as COL4A1 and COL11A1, connective tissue components, such as HAPLN1, and molecules regulating cell migration and adhesion, including EDIL3 and TGFB2. May caused G2/M arrest and apoptosis in cancer cells. Defects in PRDM5 are the cause of Brittle cornea syndrome type 2 (BCS2). A disorder characterized by extreme corneal thinning resulting in corneal rupture after minor trauma, blue sclerae, keratoconus or keratoglobus, hyperelasticity of the skin, and hypermobile joints. 3 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: C2H2-type zinc finger protein; DNA-binding; Methyltransferase, protein lysine, predicted; Transcription factor