Prdm9 Binds Recombination Hotspot Motifs in DNA

Stable Identifier
Reaction [binding]
Mus musculus
SVG |   | PPTX  | SBGN
Prdm9 Binds Recombination Hotspot Motifs in DNA

The Prdm9 protein binds to sequences that are hotspots for recombination (Baudat et al. 2010, Myers et al. 2010). Prdm9 is homologous to methyltransferases that methylate histone H3 at lysine4 (H3K4) and has been shown to trimethylate H3K4 (Hayashi et al. 2005). In yeast and mice, H3K4 methylation marks recombination hotspots.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
20044538 Prdm9 controls activation of mammalian recombination hotspots

Parvanov, ED, Petkov, PM, Paigen, K

Science 2010
20044539 PRDM9 is a major determinant of meiotic recombination hotspots in humans and mice

Baudat, F, Buard, J, Grey, C, Fledel-Alon, A, Ober, C, Przeworski, M, Coop, G, de Massy, B

Science 2010
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Mihola, O, Trachtulec, Z, Vlcek, C, Schimenti, JC, Forejt, J

Science 2009
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Hayashi, K, Yoshida, K, Matsui, Y

Nature 2005
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