Gene Symbol: Ezh2
Description: enhancer of zeste 2 polycomb repressive complex 2 subunit
Alias: Enx-1, Enx1h, KMT6, mKIAA4065, histone-lysine N-methyltransferase EZH2, enhancer of zeste homolog 2
Species: mouse
Products:     Ezh2

Top Publications

  1. Margueron R, Li G, Sarma K, Blais A, Zavadil J, Woodcock C, et al. Ezh1 and Ezh2 maintain repressive chromatin through different mechanisms. Mol Cell. 2008;32:503-18 pubmed publisher
    ..We report that the mammalian homologs Ezh1 and Ezh2 form similar PRC2 complexes but exhibit contrasting repressive roles...
  2. Gonzalez M, Li X, Toy K, DuPrie M, Ventura A, Banerjee M, et al. Downregulation of EZH2 decreases growth of estrogen receptor-negative invasive breast carcinoma and requires BRCA1. Oncogene. 2009;28:843-53 pubmed publisher
    Increased levels of enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), a critical regulator of cellular memory, are associated with negative estrogen receptor (ER) expression and disease progression in breast cancer...
  3. Mochizuki Kashio M, Mishima Y, Miyagi S, Negishi M, Saraya A, Konuma T, et al. Dependency on the polycomb gene Ezh2 distinguishes fetal from adult hematopoietic stem cells. Blood. 2011;118:6553-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that Ezh2, a core component of PRC2, is essential for fetal, but not adult, HSCs...
  4. Peng J, Valouev A, Swigut T, Zhang J, Zhao Y, Sidow A, et al. Jarid2/Jumonji coordinates control of PRC2 enzymatic activity and target gene occupancy in pluripotent cells. Cell. 2009;139:1290-302 pubmed publisher
    ..Genome-wide ChIP-seq analyses of Jarid2, Ezh2, and Suz12 binding reveal that Jarid2 and PRC2 occupy the same genomic regions...
  5. Walker E, Chang W, Hunkapiller J, Cagney G, Garcha K, Torchia J, et al. Polycomb-like 2 associates with PRC2 and regulates transcriptional networks during mouse embryonic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Cell Stem Cell. 2010;6:153-66 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe the role of PCL2 in both modulating transcription of ESC self-renewal genes in undifferentiated ESCs as well as developmental regulators during early commitment and differentiation. ..
  6. Delgado Olguin P, Huang Y, Li X, Christodoulou D, Seidman C, Seidman J, et al. Epigenetic repression of cardiac progenitor gene expression by Ezh2 is required for postnatal cardiac homeostasis. Nat Genet. 2012;44:343-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The Polycomb histone methyltransferase Ezh2 stabilizes transcription by depositing repressive marks during development that persist into adulthood(3-9), but ..
  7. Wyngaarden L, Delgado Olguin P, Su I, Bruneau B, Hopyan S. Ezh2 regulates anteroposterior axis specification and proximodistal axis elongation in the developing limb. Development. 2011;138:3759-67 pubmed publisher
    ..Using conditional mutagenesis at different time points, we show that the histone methyltransferase Ezh2 is an upstream regulator of anteroposterior prepattern at an early stage...
  8. Wong C, Tellam R. MicroRNA-26a targets the histone methyltransferase Enhancer of Zeste homolog 2 during myogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:9836-43 pubmed publisher
    ..Through a bioinformatics approach, we identified the histone methyltransferase, Enhancer of Zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2), as a potential target of miR-26a...
  9. Pasini D, Cloos P, Walfridsson J, Olsson L, Bukowski J, Johansen J, et al. JARID2 regulates binding of the Polycomb repressive complex 2 to target genes in ES cells. Nature. 2010;464:306-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, these results demonstrate that JARID2 is essential for the binding of PcG proteins to target genes and, consistent with this, for the proper differentiation of embryonic stem cells and normal development. ..

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  1. Hirabayashi Y, Suzki N, Tsuboi M, Endo T, Toyoda T, Shinga J, et al. Polycomb limits the neurogenic competence of neural precursor cells to promote astrogenic fate transition. Neuron. 2009;63:600-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Inactivation of PcG by knockout of the Ring1B or Ezh2 gene or Eed knockdown prolonged the neurogenic phase of NPCs and delayed the onset of the astrogenic phase...
  2. Wang L, Jin Q, Lee J, Su I, Ge K. Histone H3K27 methyltransferase Ezh2 represses Wnt genes to facilitate adipogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:7317-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Genome-wide profiling studies have revealed the enrichment of histone H3K27 methyltransferase Ezh2 on Wnt genes...
  3. Juan A, Derfoul A, Feng X, Ryall J, Dell Orso S, Pasut A, et al. Polycomb EZH2 controls self-renewal and safeguards the transcriptional identity of skeletal muscle stem cells. Genes Dev. 2011;25:789-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report that EZH2, the enzymatic subunit of the Polycomb-repressive complex 2 (PRC2), is expressed in both Pax7+/Myf5? stem cells and ..
  4. Caretti G, Di Padova M, Micales B, Lyons G, Sartorelli V. The Polycomb Ezh2 methyltransferase regulates muscle gene expression and skeletal muscle differentiation. Genes Dev. 2004;18:2627-38 pubmed
    The Ezh2 protein endows the Polycomb PRC2 and PRC3 complexes with histone lysine methyltransferase (HKMT) activity that is associated with transcriptional repression...
  5. Roy N, Van Eynde A, Beke L, Nuytten M, Bollen M. The transcriptional repression by NIPP1 is mediated by Polycomb group proteins. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2007;1769:541-5 pubmed
    ..Here we show that the transcriptional repression by NIPP1 is alleviated by the RNAi-mediated knockdown of EED and EZH2, two core components of the Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2), and by the overexpression of a catalytically dead ..
  6. Riising E, Comet I, Leblanc B, Wu X, Johansen J, Helin K. Gene silencing triggers polycomb repressive complex 2 recruitment to CpG islands genome wide. Mol Cell. 2014;55:347-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results show that it is the transcriptional state that governs PRC2 binding, and we propose that it binds by default to nontranscribed CGI genes to maintain their silenced state and to protect cell identity. ..
  7. Tanaka S, Miyagi S, Sashida G, Chiba T, Yuan J, Mochizuki Kashio M, et al. Ezh2 augments leukemogenicity by reinforcing differentiation blockage in acute myeloid leukemia. Blood. 2012;120:1107-17 pubmed publisher
    b>EZH2, a catalytic component of the polycomb repressive complex 2, trimethylates histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27) to repress the transcription of target genes...
  8. Chen H, Gu X, Su I, Bottino R, Contreras J, Tarakhovsky A, et al. Polycomb protein Ezh2 regulates pancreatic beta-cell Ink4a/Arf expression and regeneration in diabetes mellitus. Genes Dev. 2009;23:975-85 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2), a histone methyltransferase and component of a Polycomb group (PcG) protein complex, represses ..
  9. Koh C, Iwata T, Zheng Q, Bethel C, Yegnasubramanian S, De Marzo A. Myc enforces overexpression of EZH2 in early prostatic neoplasia via transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms. Oncotarget. 2011;2:669-83 pubmed
    b>EZH2 is part of the PRC2 polycomb repressive complex that is overexpressed in multiple cancer types and has been implicated in prostate cancer initiation and progression...
  10. Zhao J, Ohsumi T, Kung J, Ogawa Y, Grau D, Sarma K, et al. Genome-wide identification of polycomb-associated RNAs by RIP-seq. Mol Cell. 2010;40:939-53 pubmed publisher
    ..We provide evidence for direct RNA-protein interactions, most likely via the Ezh2 subunit...
  11. Sher F, Boddeke E, Olah M, Copray S. Dynamic changes in Ezh2 gene occupancy underlie its involvement in neural stem cell self-renewal and differentiation towards oligodendrocytes. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e40399 pubmed publisher
    The polycomb group protein Ezh2 is an epigenetic repressor of transcription originally found to prevent untimely differentiation of pluripotent embryonic stem cells...
  12. Kim S, Paylor S, Magnuson T, Schumacher A. Juxtaposed Polycomb complexes co-regulate vertebral identity. Development. 2006;133:4957-68 pubmed
    ..Whereas EED and BMI1 formed separate biochemical entities with EzH2 and Ring1B, respectively, in mid-gestation embryos, YY1 engaged in both Polycomb complexes...
  13. O Carroll D, Erhardt S, Pagani M, Barton S, Surani M, Jenuwein T. The polycomb-group gene Ezh2 is required for early mouse development. Mol Cell Biol. 2001;21:4330-6 pubmed
    ..Although E(Z)-related proteins have not (yet) been directly associated with HMTase activity, mammalian Ezh2 is a member of a histone deacetylase complex...
  14. Mak W, Baxter J, Silva J, Newall A, Otte A, Brockdorff N. Mitotically stable association of polycomb group proteins eed and enx1 with the inactive x chromosome in trophoblast stem cells. Curr Biol. 2002;12:1016-20 pubmed
    ..The association of Eed/Enx1 complexes is mitotically stable, suggesting a mechanism for the maintenance of imprinted X inactivation in these cells. ..
  15. Erhardt S, Su I, Schneider R, Barton S, Bannister A, Perez Burgos L, et al. Consequences of the depletion of zygotic and embryonic enhancer of zeste 2 during preimplantation mouse development. Development. 2003;130:4235-48 pubmed
    Enhancer of zeste 2 (Ezh2), a SET domain-containing protein, is crucial for development in many model organisms, including early mouse development...
  16. Sander S, Bullinger L, Klapproth K, Fiedler K, Kestler H, Barth T, et al. MYC stimulates EZH2 expression by repression of its negative regulator miR-26a. Blood. 2008;112:4202-12 pubmed publisher
    ..could show that ectopic expression of miR-26a influenced cell cycle progression by targeting the bona fide oncogene EZH2, a Polycomb protein and global regulator of gene expression yet unknown to be regulated by miRNAs...
  17. Bracken A, Kleine Kohlbrecher D, Dietrich N, Pasini D, Gargiulo G, Beekman C, et al. The Polycomb group proteins bind throughout the INK4A-ARF locus and are disassociated in senescent cells. Genes Dev. 2007;21:525-30 pubmed
    ..to repress the INK4A-ARF locus requires its direct association and is dependent on the continued presence of the EZH2-containing Polycomb-Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) complex...
  18. Lu C, Han H, Mangala L, Ali Fehmi R, Newton C, Ozbun L, et al. Regulation of tumor angiogenesis by EZH2. Cancer Cell. 2010;18:185-97 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that increased Zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) expression in either tumor cells or in tumor vasculature is predictive of poor clinical outcome...
  19. Pal B, Bouras T, Shi W, Vaillant F, Sheridan J, Fu N, et al. Global changes in the mammary epigenome are induced by hormonal cues and coordinated by Ezh2. Cell Rep. 2013;3:411-26 pubmed publisher
    ..We therefore examined the role of the key H3K27 methyltransferase Ezh2 in mammary physiology...
  20. Xu C, Cole P, Meyers D, Kormish J, Dent S, Zaret K. Chromatin "prepattern" and histone modifiers in a fate choice for liver and pancreas. Science. 2011;332:963-6 pubmed publisher
    ..acetyltransferase P300, recruited via bone morphogenetic protein signaling, and the histone methyltransferase Ezh2 have modulatory roles in the fate choice...
  21. Wu S, Zhang Y. Cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1)-mediated phosphorylation of enhancer of zeste 2 (Ezh2) regulates its stability. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:28511-9 pubmed publisher
    The H3K27 histone methyltransferase, Ezh2 (enhancer of zeste 2), is a Polycomb group protein that plays important roles in many biological processes including cellular differentiation, stem cell biology, and cancer development...
  22. Laible G, Wolf A, Dorn R, Reuter G, Nislow C, Lebersorger A, et al. Mammalian homologues of the Polycomb-group gene Enhancer of zeste mediate gene silencing in Drosophila heterochromatin and at S. cerevisiae telomeres. EMBO J. 1997;16:3219-32 pubmed
    ..We describe the isolation of human (EZH2) and mouse (Ezh1) homologues of the Drosophila Polycomb-group (Pc-G) gene Enhancer of zeste [E(z)], a crucial ..
  23. Li X, Gonzalez M, Toy K, Filzen T, Merajver S, Kleer C. Targeted overexpression of EZH2 in the mammary gland disrupts ductal morphogenesis and causes epithelial hyperplasia. Am J Pathol. 2009;175:1246-54 pubmed publisher
    The Polycomb group protein enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), which has roles during development of numerous tissues, is a critical regulator of cell type identity...
  24. Ezhkova E, Pasolli H, Parker J, Stokes N, Su I, Hannon G, et al. Ezh2 orchestrates gene expression for the stepwise differentiation of tissue-specific stem cells. Cell. 2009;136:1122-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that an essential PRC component, Ezh2, is expressed in epidermal progenitors but diminishes concomitant with embryonic differentiation and with postnatal ..
  25. Aoki R, Chiba T, Miyagi S, Negishi M, Konuma T, Taniguchi H, et al. The polycomb group gene product Ezh2 regulates proliferation and differentiation of murine hepatic stem/progenitor cells. J Hepatol. 2010;52:854-63 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we conducted lentivirus-mediated knockdown of Ezh2 to characterise the function of Ezh2, a major component of PRC2, in hepatic stem/progenitor cells...
  26. Tzatsos A, Pfau R, Kampranis S, Tsichlis P. Ndy1/KDM2B immortalizes mouse embryonic fibroblasts by repressing the Ink4a/Arf locus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:2641-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Ndy1 counteracts the senescence-associated down-regulation of Ezh2, a component of polycomb-repressive complex (PRC) 2, via a JmjC domain-dependent process leading to the global and ..
  27. Sher F, Boddeke E, Copray S. Ezh2 expression in astrocytes induces their dedifferentiation toward neural stem cells. Cell Reprogram. 2011;13:1-6 pubmed publisher
    Recently, we have demonstrated the expression of the polycomb group protein Ezh2 in embryonic and adult neural stem cells...
  28. Kaneko S, Li G, Son J, Xu C, Margueron R, Neubert T, et al. Phosphorylation of the PRC2 component Ezh2 is cell cycle-regulated and up-regulates its binding to ncRNA. Genes Dev. 2010;24:2615-20 pubmed publisher
    b>Ezh2 functions as a histone H3 Lys 27 (H3K27) methyltransferase when comprising the Polycomb-Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2). Trimethylation of H3K27 (H3K27me3) correlates with transcriptionally repressed chromatin...
  29. Xie H, Xu J, Hsu J, Nguyen M, Fujiwara Y, Peng C, et al. Polycomb repressive complex 2 regulates normal hematopoietic stem cell function in a developmental-stage-specific manner. Cell Stem Cell. 2014;14:68-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we prevent assembly of both Ezh1- and Ezh2-containing PRC2 complexes by conditional deletion of Eed, a core subunit, and assess hematopoiesis...
  30. Tonini T, Bagella L, D Andrilli G, Claudio P, Giordano A. Ezh2 reduces the ability of HDAC1-dependent pRb2/p130 transcriptional repression of cyclin A. Oncogene. 2004;23:4930-7 pubmed
    ..b>Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2), a member of this large protein family, has also been shown to be deregulated in different tumor ..
  31. Shen X, Liu Y, Hsu Y, Fujiwara Y, Kim J, Mao X, et al. EZH1 mediates methylation on histone H3 lysine 27 and complements EZH2 in maintaining stem cell identity and executing pluripotency. Mol Cell. 2008;32:491-502 pubmed publisher
    ..b>EZH2, the catalytic subunit of PRC2, has been reported as the sole histone methyltransferase that methylates H3K27 and ..
  32. Zhao J, Sun B, Erwin J, Song J, Lee J. Polycomb proteins targeted by a short repeat RNA to the mouse X chromosome. Science. 2008;322:750-6 pubmed publisher
    ..PRC2 is initially recruited to the X by RepA RNA, with Ezh2 serving as the RNA binding subunit. The antisense Tsix RNA inhibits this interaction...
  33. Lee S, Lee J, Lee S. UTX, a histone H3-lysine 27 demethylase, acts as a critical switch to activate the cardiac developmental program. Dev Cell. 2012;22:25-37 pubmed publisher
  34. Su I, Dobenecker M, Dickinson E, Oser M, Basavaraj A, Marqueron R, et al. Polycomb group protein ezh2 controls actin polymerization and cell signaling. Cell. 2005;121:425-36 pubmed
    Polycomb group protein Ezh2, one of the key regulators of development in organisms from flies to mice, exerts its epigenetic function through regulation of histone methylation...
  35. Lai H, Grachoff M, McGinley A, Khan F, Warren C, Chowdhury S, et al. Maintenance of adult cardiac function requires the chromatin factor Asxl2. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2012;53:734-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Instead, Asxl2 and the histone methyltansferase Ezh2 co-localize to β-MHC promoter, suggesting that Asxl2 directly represses β-MHC...
  36. Shen X, Kim W, Fujiwara Y, Simon M, Liu Y, Mysliwiec M, et al. Jumonji modulates polycomb activity and self-renewal versus differentiation of stem cells. Cell. 2009;139:1303-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results demonstrate that dynamic regulation of Polycomb complex activity orchestrated by JMJ balances self-renewal and differentiation, highlighting the involvement of chromatin dynamics in cell-fate transitions. ..
  37. Neff T, Sinha A, Kluk M, Zhu N, Khattab M, Stein L, et al. Polycomb repressive complex 2 is required for MLL-AF9 leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:5028-33 pubmed publisher
    ..We used conditional alleles for the PRC2 components enhancer of zeste 2 (Ezh2) and embryonic ectoderm development (Eed) to characterize the role of PRC2 function in leukemia development and ..
  38. He A, Ma Q, Cao J, von Gise A, Zhou P, Xie H, et al. Polycomb repressive complex 2 regulates normal development of the mouse heart. Circ Res. 2012;110:406-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Inactivation of the PRC2 subunit Ezh2 by Nkx2-5(Cre) (Ezh2(NK)) caused lethal congenital heart malformations, namely, compact myocardial hypoplasia, ..
  39. Pasini D, Bracken A, Jensen M, Lazzerini Denchi E, Helin K. Suz12 is essential for mouse development and for EZH2 histone methyltransferase activity. EMBO J. 2004;23:4061-71 pubmed
    SUZ12 is a recently identified Polycomb group (PcG) protein, which together with EZH2 and EED forms different Polycomb repressive complexes (PRC2/3)...
  40. Bertolino E, Reddy K, Medina K, Parganas E, Ihle J, Singh H. Regulation of interleukin 7-dependent immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable gene rearrangements by transcription factor STAT5. Nat Immunol. 2005;6:836-43 pubmed
    ..Therefore, STAT5 functions at a distinct step in regulating distal V(H) recombination in relation to the transcription factor Pax5 and histone methyltransferase Ezh2.
  41. Sher F, Rössler R, Brouwer N, Balasubramaniyan V, Boddeke E, Copray S. Differentiation of neural stem cells into oligodendrocytes: involvement of the polycomb group protein Ezh2. Stem Cells. 2008;26:2875-83 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2) is a Polycomb group protein involved in stem cell renewal and maintenance by inducing gene ..
  42. Ezhkova E, Lien W, Stokes N, Pasolli H, Silva J, Fuchs E. EZH1 and EZH2 cogovern histone H3K27 trimethylation and are essential for hair follicle homeostasis and wound repair. Genes Dev. 2011;25:485-98 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we conditionally target H3K27 methyltransferases Ezh2 and Ezh1 to address their roles in mouse skin homeostasis...
  43. Li G, Margueron R, Ku M, Chambon P, Bernstein B, Reinberg D. Jarid2 and PRC2, partners in regulating gene expression. Genes Dev. 2010;24:368-80 pubmed publisher
    ..components of the Polycomb-Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) including the histone H3 Lys 27 (H3K27) methyltransferase Ezh2. How mammalian PRC2 accesses chromatin is unclear...
  44. Su I, Basavaraj A, Krutchinsky A, Hobert O, Ullrich A, Chait B, et al. Ezh2 controls B cell development through histone H3 methylation and Igh rearrangement. Nat Immunol. 2003;4:124-31 pubmed
    Polycomb group protein Ezh2 is an essential epigenetic regulator of embryonic development in mice, but its role in the adult organism is unknown...
  45. Brien G, Gambero G, O Connell D, Jerman E, Turner S, Egan C, et al. Polycomb PHF19 binds H3K36me3 and recruits PRC2 and demethylase NO66 to embryonic stem cell genes during differentiation. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2012;19:1273-81 pubmed publisher
  46. Mozhui K, Pandey A. Conserved effect of aging on DNA methylation and association with EZH2 polycomb protein in mice and humans. Mech Ageing Dev. 2017;162:27-37 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on human ENCODE data, these sites are targeted by polycomb proteins, including EZH2. Chromatin immunoprecipitation confirmed that these regions interact with EZH2 in mice as well, and there may be ..
  47. Marchesi I, Fiorentino F, Rizzolio F, Giordano A, Bagella L. The ablation of EZH2 uncovers its crucial role in rhabdomyosarcoma formation. Cell Cycle. 2012;11:3828-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Previous studies showed that EZH2, which is involved in both differentiation and cancer progression, is overexpressed in RMS, but a functional ..
  48. Shi X, Zhang Y, Zhou X, Lu J, Guo Z, Huang P. Hepatitis B virus X protein regulates the mEZH2 promoter via the E2F1-binding site in AML12 cells. Chin J Cancer. 2011;30:273-9 pubmed
    Histone lysine methyltransferase EZH2 has been reported to be frequently overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues and associated with hepatocarcinogenesis...
  49. Pirouz M, Pilarski S, Kessel M. A critical function of Mad2l2 in primordial germ cell development of mice. PLoS Genet. 2013;9:e1003712 pubmed publisher
    ..kinase 1 (Cdk1) could arrest the cell cycle in the G2 phase, and also allowed another histone methyltransferase, Ezh2, to upregulate H3K27me3...
  50. Piper M, Barry G, Harvey T, McLeay R, Smith A, Harris L, et al. NFIB-mediated repression of the epigenetic factor Ezh2 regulates cortical development. J Neurosci. 2014;34:2921-30 pubmed publisher
    ..are essential in regulating neural progenitor cell self-renewal, with the chromatin-modifying protein Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) emerging as a central player in promoting progenitor cell self-renewal during cortical ..
  51. Yu J, Cao Q, Mehra R, Laxman B, Yu J, Tomlins S, et al. Integrative genomics analysis reveals silencing of beta-adrenergic signaling by polycomb in prostate cancer. Cancer Cell. 2007;12:419-31 pubmed
    The Polycomb group (PcG) protein EZH2 possesses oncogenic properties for which the underlying mechanism is unclear. We integrated in vitro cell line, in vivo tumor profiling, and genome-wide location data to nominate key targets of EZH2...
  52. Bae W, Kang K, Yu J, Yoo K, Factor V, Kaji K, et al. The methyltransferases enhancer of zeste homolog (EZH) 1 and EZH2 control hepatocyte homeostasis and regeneration. FASEB J. 2015;29:1653-62 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the role of enhancer of zeste homolog (EZH) 1 and EZH2 in liver homeostasis, mice were generated that carried Ezh1(-/-) and EZH2(fl/fl) alleles and an Alb-Cre transgene...
  53. Shen Z, Chen L, Yang X, Zhao Y, Pier E, Zhang X, et al. Downregulation of Ezh2 methyltransferase by FOXP3: new insight of FOXP3 into chromatin remodeling?. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013;1833:2190-200 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we found the inverse correlation between FOXP3 and Ezh2, an enzyme for histone H3K27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) and a central epigenetic regulator in cancer...
  54. Trojer P, Zhang J, Yonezawa M, Schmidt A, Zheng H, Jenuwein T, et al. Dynamic Histone H1 Isotype 4 Methylation and Demethylation by Histone Lysine Methyltransferase G9a/KMT1C and the Jumonji Domain-containing JMJD2/KDM4 Proteins. J Biol Chem. 2009;284:8395-405 pubmed publisher
    ..We also identify members of the JMJD2/KDM4 subfamily of jumonji-C type histone demethylases as being responsible for the removal of H1.4K26 methylation. ..
  55. Wang Z, Zhang X, Ji Y, Zhang P, Deng K, Gong J, et al. The long noncoding RNA Chaer defines an epigenetic checkpoint in cardiac hypertrophy. Nat Med. 2016;22:1131-1139 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study reveals that stress-induced pathological gene activation in the heart requires a previously uncharacterized lncRNA-dependent epigenetic checkpoint. ..
  56. Snitow M, Li S, Morley M, Rathi K, Lu M, Kadzik R, et al. Ezh2 represses the basal cell lineage during lung endoderm development. Development. 2015;142:108-17 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that the Polycomb repressive complex 2 component Ezh2 is highly expressed in early lung development but is gradually downregulated by late gestation...
  57. Gunawan M, Venkatesan N, Loh J, Wong J, Berger H, Neo W, et al. The methyltransferase Ezh2 controls cell adhesion and migration through direct methylation of the extranuclear regulatory protein talin. Nat Immunol. 2015;16:505-16 pubmed publisher
    A cytosolic role for the histone methyltransferase Ezh2 in regulating lymphocyte activation has been suggested, but the molecular mechanisms underpinning this extranuclear function have remained unclear...
  58. Ishak C, Marshall A, Passos D, White C, Kim S, Cecchini M, et al. An RB-EZH2 Complex Mediates Silencing of Repetitive DNA Sequences. Mol Cell. 2016;64:1074-1087 pubmed publisher
    ..the retinoblastoma protein (pRB) utilizes a cell-cycle-independent interaction with E2F1 to recruit enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) to diverse repeat sequences...
  59. Laible G, Haynes A, Lebersorger A, O Carroll D, Mattei M, Denny P, et al. The murine polycomb-group genes Ezh1 and Ezh2 map close to Hox gene clusters on mouse chromosomes 11 and 6. Mamm Genome. 1999;10:311-4 pubmed