lid, Lysine-specific demethylase lid
Enzyme Classification 1.14.11.-
Also Known as
Histone demethylase that specifically demethylates 'Lys-4' of histone H3, thereby playing a central role in histone code. Does not demethylate histone H3 'Lys-9', H3 'Lys-27', H3 'Lys-36', H3 'Lys-79' or H4 'Lys-20'. Specifically demethylates trimethylated H3 'Lys-4'. Required for the correct regulation of homeotic genes during development. Plays a role in the regulation of the circadian rhythm and in maintaining the normal periodicity of the circadian clock. Regulates the expression of clock-controlled genes including tim, per and cry. Interacts with Myc. Part of a complex containing Lid, Myc and Ash2.