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EZH2 or EZH1 is the catalytic subunit of the polycomb repressive complex 2 that catalyzes methylation of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27). The trimethylation of H3K27 (H3K27me3) is a transcriptionally repressive post-translational modification. Overexpression of EZH2 and hypertrimethylation of H3K27 have been implicated in a number of cancers. Several selective(More)
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) and related EZH1 control gene expression and promote tumorigenesis via methylating histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27). These methyltransferases are ideal therapeutic targets due to their frequent hyperactive mutations and overexpression found in cancer, including hematopoietic malignancies. Here, we characterized a set of(More)
Posttranslational modifications of histone proteins represent a fundamental means to define distinctive epigenetic states and regulate gene expression during development and differentiation. Aberrations in various chromatin-modulation pathways are commonly used by tumors to initiate and maintain oncogenesis, including lymphomagenesis. Recently, increasing(More)
Here we report the design, synthesis, and biochemical characterization of a new chemical tool, UNC0965. UNC0965 is a biotinylated version of our previously reported G9a chemical probe, UNC0638. Importantly, UNC0965 maintains high in vitro potency and is cell penetrant. The biotinylated tag of UNC0965 enables "chemiprecipitation" of G9a from whole cell(More)
Mounting evidence suggests that protein methyltransferases (PMTs), which catalyze methylation of histone and nonhistone proteins, play a crucial role in diverse biological processes and human diseases. In particular, PMTs have been recognized as major players in regulating gene expression and chromatin state. PMTs are divided into two categories: protein(More)
Distinctive patterns of chromatin modification control gene expression and define cellular identity during development and cell differentiation. Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), the sole mammalian enzymatic complex capable of establishing gene-repressive high-degree methylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27), plays crucial roles in regulation of(More)
EZH2 or EZH1 (enhancer of zeste homologue 2 or 1) is the catalytic subunit of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) that catalyzes methylation of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27). PRC2 hyperactivity and/or hypertrimethylation of H3K27 are associated with numerous human cancers, therefore inhibition of PRC2 complex has emerged as a promising therapeutic approach.(More)
Post-translational modifications of histone proteins represent a fundamental meansto define distinctive epigenetic states and regulate gene expression during development and differentiation. Aberrationsin various chromatin modulation pathways are commonly used by tumors to initiate and maintain oncogenesis, including lymphomagenesis. Recently,increasing(More)
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