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Gene Symbol PRDM9
Synonyms KMT8B | MEISETZ | MSBP3 | PFM6 | ZNF899
Gene Description PRDM9, PR/SET domain 9, is a histone methyltransferase that trimethylates H3K4 (H3K4me3) during meiotic prophase and controls the activation of recombination hot spots (PMID: 24634223) and functions as an epigenetic regulator (PMID: 27153352). Allelic variants of PRDM9 are associated with childhood leukemias (PMID: 24754746; PMID: 23222848) and PRDM9 overexpression (PMID: 30341163) and mutations have been observed in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (PMID: 31848333) and several other solid tumor types (PMID: 30347759).


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