FunctionHistone demethylase required for G2/M phase cell cycle progression. Specifically demethylates dimethylated 'Lys-36' (H3K36me2) of histone H3, an epigenetic repressive mark, thereby acting as a transcription activator. Regulates expression of CCNA1 (cyclin-A1), leading to regulate cancer cell proliferation.
Tissue specificityWeakly expressed in most cells. Highly expressed in breast cancer cells.
Youn MY et al. JMJD5, a Jumonji C (JmjC) Domain-containing Protein, Negatively Regulates Osteoclastogenesis by Facilitating NFATc1 Protein Degradation. J Biol Chem287:12994-3004 (2012).
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