Gene Symbol: Kdm2b
Description: lysine (K)-specific demethylase 2B
Alias: Cxxc2, Fbl10, Fbxl10, Jhdm1b, PCCX2, lysine-specific demethylase 2B, F-box and leucine-rich repeat protein 10, F-box protein FBL10, F-box protein containing leucine repeats 10, F-box/LRR-repeat protein 10, [Histone-H3]-lysine-36 demethylase 1B, jmjC domain-containing histone demethylation protein 1B
Species: mouse
Products:     Kdm2b

Top Publications

  1. He J, Shen L, Wan M, Taranova O, Wu H, Zhang Y. Kdm2b maintains murine embryonic stem cell status by recruiting PRC1 complex to CpG islands of developmental genes. Nat Cell Biol. 2013;15:373-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that the H3K36-specific histone demethylase Kdm2b is highly expressed in mESCs and regulated by the pluripotent factors Oct4 and Sox2 directly...
  2. Wu X, Johansen J, Helin K. Fbxl10/Kdm2b recruits polycomb repressive complex 1 to CpG islands and regulates H2A ubiquitylation. Mol Cell. 2013;49:1134-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that Fbxl10 interacts with Ring1B and Nspc1, forming a noncanonical PRC1 that is required for H2AK119ub1 in mouse ESCs...
  3. Farcas A, Blackledge N, Sudbery I, Long H, McGouran J, Rose N, et al. KDM2B links the Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) to recognition of CpG islands. elife. 2012;1:e00205 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we discover that KDM2B (FBXL10) specifically recognizes non-methylated DNA in CGIs and recruits the polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1)...
  4. Yamagishi T, Hirose S, Kondo T. Secondary DNA structure formation for Hoxb9 promoter and identification of its specific binding protein. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008;36:1965-75 pubmed publisher
    ..We successfully isolated a candidate gene encoding this specific DNA-binding protein, FBXL10, and demonstrated the effects of the gene product on Hoxb9 promoter activity...
  5. Fukuda T, Tokunaga A, Sakamoto R, Yoshida N. Fbxl10/Kdm2b deficiency accelerates neural progenitor cell death and leads to exencephaly. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2011;46:614-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Alterations in epigenetic gene regulation are associated with disease. Fbxl10 (F-box and leucine-rich repeat protein 10) is a JmjC domain-containing histone demethylase...
  6. Blackledge N, Farcas A, Kondo T, King H, McGouran J, Hanssen L, et al. Variant PRC1 complex-dependent H2A ubiquitylation drives PRC2 recruitment and polycomb domain formation. Cell. 2014;157:1445-59 pubmed publisher
    ..PRC1 complexes, and genetic ablation experiments reveal that targeting of the variant PCGF1/PRC1 complex by KDM2B to CpG islands is required for normal polycomb domain formation and mouse development...
  7. Liu B, Ye B, Yang L, Zhu X, Huang G, Zhu P, et al. Long noncoding RNA lncKdm2b is required for ILC3 maintenance by initiation of Zfp292 expression. Nat Immunol. 2017;18:499-508 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, our findings reveal that lncRNAs may represent an additional layer of regulation of ILC development and function. ..
  8. Rose N, King H, Blackledge N, Fursova N, Ember K, Fischer R, et al. RYBP stimulates PRC1 to shape chromatin-based communication between Polycomb repressive complexes. elife. 2016;5: pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that activity-based communication and histone modification-dependent thresholds create a localized form of epigenetic memory required for normal PcG chromatin domain function in gene regulation. ..
  9. Andricovich J, Kai Y, Peng W, Foudi A, Tzatsos A. Histone demethylase KDM2B regulates lineage commitment in normal and malignant hematopoiesis. J Clin Invest. 2016;126:905-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we identified histone demethylase KDM2B as a critical regulator of definitive hematopoiesis and lineage commitment of murine hematopoietic stem and ..

More Information


  1. Boulard M, Edwards J, Bestor T. FBXL10 protects Polycomb-bound genes from hypermethylation. Nat Genet. 2015;47:479-85 pubmed publisher
    Nearly all CpG-dense promoters are occupied by the multidomain chromosomal protein FBXL10. We show here that complete inactivation of the Fbxl10 gene leads to dense de novo methylation only of promoters that are co-occupied by both FBXL10 ..
  2. 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
    The histone H3 demethylase Not dead yet-1 (Ndy1/KDM2B) is a physiological inhibitor of senescence...
  3. Tzatsos A, Paskaleva P, Ferrari F, Deshpande V, Stoykova S, Contino G, et al. KDM2B promotes pancreatic cancer via Polycomb-dependent and -independent transcriptional programs. J Clin Invest. 2013;123:727-39 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that KDM2B (also known as Ndy1, FBXL10, and JHDM1B), an H3K36 histone demethylase implicated in bypass of cellular senescence and somatic cell reprogramming, is ..
  4. Konuma T, Nakamura S, Miyagi S, Negishi M, Chiba T, Oguro H, et al. Forced expression of the histone demethylase Fbxl10 maintains self-renewing hematopoietic stem cells. Exp Hematol. 2011;39:697-709.e5 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that F-box and leucine-rich repeat protein 10 (Fbxl10, also known as Jhdm1b or Kdm2b), is highly expressed in CD34(-)KSL HSCs...
  5. Ueda T, Nagamachi A, Takubo K, Yamasaki N, Matsui H, Kanai A, et al. Fbxl10 overexpression in murine hematopoietic stem cells induces leukemia involving metabolic activation and upregulation of Nsg2. Blood. 2015;125:3437-46 pubmed publisher
    ..with enhanced expression of a histone demethylase: F-box and leucine-rich repeat protein 10 (Fbxl10, also known as Jhdm1b, Kdm2b, and Ndy1)...
  6. Zakikhan K, Pournasr B, Nassiri Asl M, Baharvand H. Enhanced direct conversion of fibroblasts into hepatocyte-like cells by Kdm2b. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016;474:97-103 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report that Kdm2b, a histone demethylase, has the capability to promote conversion of fibroblasts to functional induced hepatocyte-..
  7. Rohde M, Sievers E, Janzer A, Willmann D, Egert A, Schorle H, et al. Overexpression of histone demethylase Fbxl10 leads to enhanced migration in mouse embryonic fibroblasts. Exp Cell Res. 2016;348:123-131 pubmed publisher
    ..Histone demethylase proteins alter transcription by regulating the chromatin state at specific gene loci. FBXL10 is a conserved and ubiquitously expressed member of the JmjC domain-containing histone demethylase family and is ..
  8. Dahl J, Jung I, Aanes H, Greggains G, Manaf A, Lerdrup M, et al. Broad histone H3K4me3 domains in mouse oocytes modulate maternal-to-zygotic transition. Nature. 2016;537:548-552 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results provide insight into the onset of the developmental program in mouse embryos and demonstrate a role for broad H3K4me3 domains in MZT. ..
  9. He J, Kallin E, Tsukada Y, Zhang Y. The H3K36 demethylase Jhdm1b/Kdm2b regulates cell proliferation and senescence through p15(Ink4b). Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2008;15:1169-75 pubmed publisher
    ..JmjC domain-containing histone demethylase 1b (Jhdm1b, also known as Kdm2b and Fbxl10), the mammalian paralog of the histone demethylase Jhdm1a (also known as Kdm2a and ..
  10. Tzatsos A, Paskaleva P, Lymperi S, Contino G, Stoykova S, Chen Z, et al. Lysine-specific demethylase 2B (KDM2B)-let-7-enhancer of zester homolog 2 (EZH2) pathway regulates cell cycle progression and senescence in primary cells. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:33061-9 pubmed publisher
    Sustained expression of the histone demethylase, KDM2B (Ndy1/FBXL10/JHDM1B), bypasses cellular senescence in primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)...
  11. Kawakami E, Tokunaga A, Ozawa M, Sakamoto R, Yoshida N. The histone demethylase Fbxl11/Kdm2a plays an essential role in embryonic development by repressing cell-cycle regulators. Mech Dev. 2015;135:31-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Previously, two other histone H3K36 demethylases (Jmjd5 or Fbxl10) were analyzed based on the phenotypes of the corresponding knockout (KO) mice; the results of those studies ..
  12. Bottardi S, Zmiri F, Bourgoin V, Ross J, Mavoungou L, Milot E. Ikaros interacts with P-TEFb and cooperates with GATA-1 to enhance transcription elongation. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011;39:3505-19 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results show that Ikaros exerts dual functionality during gene activation, by promoting efficient transcription initiation and elongation. ..
  13. Janzer A, Stamm K, Becker A, Zimmer A, Buettner R, Kirfel J. The H3K4me3 histone demethylase Fbxl10 is a regulator of chemokine expression, cellular morphology, and the metabolome of fibroblasts. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:30984-92 pubmed publisher
    b>Fbxl10 (Jhdm1b/Kdm2b) is a conserved and ubiquitously expressed member of the JHDM (JmjC domain-containing histone demethylase) family...
  14. Ozawa M, Fukuda T, Sakamoto R, Honda H, Yoshida N. The Histone Demethylase FBXL10 Regulates the Proliferation of Spermatogonia and Ensures Long-Term Sustainable Spermatogenesis in Mice. Biol Reprod. 2016;94:92 pubmed publisher
    The F-box and leucine-rich repeat protein 10 (Fbxl10) gene encodes a protein that catalyzes demethylation of H3K4 and H3K36...
  15. Mardaryev A, Liu B, Rapisarda V, Poterlowicz K, Malashchuk I, Rudolf J, et al. Cbx4 maintains the epithelial lineage identity and cell proliferation in the developing stratified epithelium. J Cell Biol. 2016;212:77-89 pubmed publisher
  16. Polytarchou C, Pfau R, Hatziapostolou M, Tsichlis P. The JmjC domain histone demethylase Ndy1 regulates redox homeostasis and protects cells from oxidative stress. Mol Cell Biol. 2008;28:7451-64 pubmed publisher
    The histone H3 demethylase Ndy1/KDM2B protects cells from replicative senescence...
  17. Boulard M, Edwards J, Bestor T. Abnormal X chromosome inactivation and sex-specific gene dysregulation after ablation of FBXL10. Epigenetics Chromatin. 2016;9:22 pubmed publisher
    Almost all CpG-rich promoters in the mammalian genome are bound by the multidomain FBXL10 protein (also known as KDM2B, JHDM1B, CXXC2, and NDY1)...
  18. He J, Nguyen A, Zhang Y. KDM2b/JHDM1b, an H3K36me2-specific demethylase, is required for initiation and maintenance of acute myeloid leukemia. Blood. 2011;117:3869-80 pubmed publisher
    The histone H3 lysine 36 dimethyl-specific demethylase KDM2b/JHDM1b, which is highly expressed in various human leukemias, was previously found to be important in regulating cell proliferation and cellular senescence...
  19. Liang G, He J, Zhang Y. Kdm2b promotes induced pluripotent stem cell generation by facilitating gene activation early in reprogramming. Nat Cell Biol. 2012;14:457-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that Kdm2b, a histone H3 Lys 36 dimethyl (H3K36me2)-specific demethylase, has the capacity to promote iPSC generation...