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KAT2A (Q92830) - Overview - Molecular Target Synopsis


KAT2A, Histone acetyltransferase KAT2A
Enzyme Classification
UniProt Q92830

Also Known as KAT2A_HUMAN, KAT2A, GCN5, GCN5L2

Protein lysine acyltransferase that can act both as a acetyltransferase and succinyltransferase, depending on the context (PubMed:29211711). Acts as a histone lysine succinyltransferase: catalyzes succinylation of histone H3 on 'Lys-79' (H3K79succ), with a maximum frequency around the transcription start sites of genes (PubMed:29211711). Succinylation of histones gives a specific tag for epigenetic transcription activation (PubMed:29211711). Association with the 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex, which provides succinyl-CoA, is required for histone succinylation (PubMed:29211711). In different complexes, functions either as an acetyltransferase (HAT) or as a succinyltransferase: in the SAGA and ATAC complexes, acts as a histone acetyltransferase (PubMed:17301242, PubMed:19103755, PubMed:29211711). Has significant histone acetyltransferase activity with core histones, but not with nucleosome core particles (PubMed:17301242, PubMed:19103755). Acetylation of histones gives a specific tag for epigenetic transcription activation (PubMed:17301242, PubMed:19103755, PubMed:29211711). Involved in long-term memory consolidation and synaptic plasticity: acts by promoting expression of a hippocampal gene expression network linked to neuroactive receptor signaling (By similarity). Acts as a positive regulator of T-cell activation: upon TCR stimulation, recruited to the IL2 promoter following interaction with NFATC2 and catalyzes acetylation of histone H3 at Lys-9 (H3K9ac), leading to promote IL2 expression (By similarity). Also acetylates non-histone proteins, such as CEBPB, PLK4 and TBX5 (PubMed:17301242, PubMed:29174768, PubMed:27796307). Involved in heart and limb development by mediating acetylation of TBX5, acetylation regulating nucleocytoplasmic shuttling of TBX5 (PubMed:29174768). Acts as a negative regulator of centrosome amplification by mediating acetylation of PLK4 (PubMed:27796307)., (Microbial infection) In case of HIV-1 infection, it is recruited by the viral protein Tat. Regulates Tat's transactivating activity and may help inducing chromatin remodeling of proviral genes. Interacts with EP300, CREBBP and ADA2. Component of the TFTC-HAT complex, at least composed of TAF5L, TAF6L, TAF3, TADA3L, SUPT3H/SPT3, TAF2/TAFII150, TAF4/TAFII135, TAF5/TAFII100, KAT2A/GCN5L2, TAF10 and TRRAP (PubMed:10373431, PubMed:10611234, PubMed:11438666). Component of the STAGA transcription coactivator-HAT complex, at least composed of SUPT3H, KAT2A, SUPT7L, TAF5L, TAF6L, TADA3L, TAD1L, TAF10, TAF12, TRRAP and TAF9 (PubMed:18206972). The STAGA core complex is associated with a subcomplex required for histone deubiquitination composed of ATXN7L3, ENY2 and USP22 (PubMed:18206972). Component of the ADA2A-containing complex (ATAC), composed of KAT14, KAT2A, TADA2L, TADA3L, ZZ3, MBIP, WDR5, YEATS2, CCDC101 and DR1 (PubMed:19103755). In the complex, it probably interacts directly with KAT14, MBIP and WDR5 (PubMed:19103755). Interacts with PML (By similarity). Interacts with CEBPB (PubMed:17301242). Interacts with TACC1, TACC2 and TACC3 (PubMed:14767476). Interacts with RELA (By similarity). Interacts with NFATC2 (By similarity). Interacts with TBX5 (PubMed:29174768). Interacts with PLK4 (PubMed:27796307). Associates with the 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (PubMed:29211711).

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Isoforms / Transcripts (Protein Coding)

Sub-cellular localization

UniProt: KAT2A is active in the following subcellular-locations: centrosome, chromosome, cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, microtubule organizing center, nucleus.
GO terms: KAT2A is active in the following subcellular-locations: Ada2/Gcn5/Ada3 transcription activator complex, centrosome, cytoplasm, extracellular space, mitotic spindle, nuclear chromatin, nucleoplasm, nucleus, STAGA complex, transcription factor TFTC complex.

GO terms

Gene Copy Number Variation

In COSMIC - Cell Lines Project KAT2A has gain in 1 cell-lines, loss in 4 cell-lines and no signal in 1000 cell-lines. (see details)

Gene Expression

In NCI60, the highest expressing cell lines are: NCI_H522, IGROV1, RPMI_8226

In Array Express (RNA-seq of 675 commonly used human cancer cell lines), the highest expressing cell lines are: NCI-H522, NCI-H1581, VMRC-LCD

In Array Express (RNA-seq of long poly adenylated RNA and long non poly adenylated RNA from ENCODE cell lines), the highest expressing cell lines are: SK-N-SH, K562, A549

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3D Structures

For KAT2A there are:
9 structures (39 chains) solved
6 are solved in complex with at least one small molecule ligand

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Molecular Target 3D Synopsis

Screening and Chemistry

KAT2A has been screened with 62 compounds (89 bioactivities). (see details)