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Histone Methyltransferases MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Histone Methyltransferases
Tree Number(s)
D08.811.913.555.500.800.200
Unique ID
D000076983
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000076983
Scope Note
Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of methyl groups to LYSINE or ARGININE residues of HISTONES, especially histone H3 and histone H4 proteins. They play a critical role in EPIGENETIC PROCESSES.
Entry Term(s)
Histone H3 Methyltransferase
Histone Methylase
Histone Methyltransferase
Histone-Arginine N-Methyltransferase
Registry Number
EC 2.1.1.-
Related Numbers
EC 2.1.1.43
Public MeSH Note
2019; see HISTONE METHYLTRANSFERASE 1972-2018; for HISTONE-ARGININE N-METHYLTRANSFERASE see PROTEIN-ARGININE N-METHYLTRANSFERASES 2010-2018
History Note
2019 (1972); for HISTONE-ARGININE N-METHYLTRANSFERASE use PROTEIN-ARGININE N-METHYLTRANSFERASES 2010-2018
Date Established
2019/01/01
Date of Entry
2018/07/09
Revision Date
2018/01/16
Histone Methyltransferases Preferred
Histone H3 Methyltransferase Narrower
Histone-Arginine N-Methyltransferase Narrower
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