Nicholas Spellmon

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SET (Suppressor of variegation, Enhancer of Zeste, Trithorax) and MYND (Myeloid-Nervy-DEAF1) domain-containing proteins (SMYD) have been found to methylate a variety of histone and non-histone targets which contribute to their various roles in cell regulation including chromatin remodeling, transcription, signal transduction, and cell cycle control. During(More)
In the past decade, the SMYD protein family has gradually become a center of research, thanking for its essential role in heart and muscle development and cancer development. However, because of such a role, the research scope for the SMYD protein family has been fairly stereotyped, its focus largely restricted to muscle and cancer. Initial studies of SMYD1(More)
SMYD proteins are an exciting field of study as they are linked to many types of cancer-related pathways. Cardiac and skeletal muscle development and function also depend on SMYD proteins opening a possible avenue for cardiac-related treatment. Previous crystal structure studies have revealed that this special class of protein lysine methyltransferases have(More)
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