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Histone Methylation siRNA

Also showing siRNA Histone Methyltransferase Activity, siRNA Transfection Histone Methylation

$262
3 nmol
300 µl
SignalSilence® SET8 siRNA I from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit SET8 expression using RNA interference, a method whereby gene expression can be selectively silenced through the delivery of double stranded RNA molecules into the cell. All SignalSilence® siRNA products are rigorously tested in-house and have been shown to reduce protein expression by western analysis.
REACTIVITY
Human

Background: SET domain-containing lysine methyltransferase 8 (SET8), also known as PR/SET domain-containing protein 7 (PR/SET7), is a member of a family of histone lysine methyltransferases, each of which contains a conserved catalytic SET domain originally identified in Drosophila Su[var]3-9, Enhancer of zeste, and Trithorax proteins (1-3). SET8 is a single-subunit enzyme that mono-methylates histone H4 on Lys20, preferably on nucleosomal substrates (1-3). SET8 protein levels and Histone H4 Lys20 methylation are cell cycle regulated, both increasing in S phase and peaking at G2/M phase (4,5). SET8 interacts with the PCNA protein, associates with sites of active DNA synthesis, and is required for DNA replication and genome stability during S phase (5-7). Inhibition of SET8 using shRNA or siRNA results in arrest of replication forks, induction of double-stranded DNA breaks, and a Chk1-mediated cell-cycle arrest in S and G2/M phases of the cell cycle (6,7). Furthermore, SET8 methylates p53 on Lys382, down regulating the pro-apoptotic and checkpoint activation functions of p53 (8). In response to DNA damage, SET8 expression levels decrease, allowing p53 to activate checkpoints and/or apoptosis (8). Both the methylation of histone H4 Lys20 and p53 appear to be important for the functions of SET8 in S phase.

$262
3 nmol
300 µl
SignalSilence® Ezh2 siRNA I from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit Ezh2 expression using RNA interference, a method whereby gene expression can be selectively silenced through the delivery of double stranded RNA molecules into the cell. All SignalSilence® siRNA products from CST are rigorously tested in-house and have been shown to reduce target protein expression by western analysis.
REACTIVITY
Human

Background: The polycomb group (PcG) proteins are involved in maintaining the silenced state of several developmentally regulated genes and contribute to the maintenance of cell identity, cell cycle regulation, and oncogenesis (1,2). Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2), a member of this large protein family, contains four conserved regions including domain I, domain II, and a cysteine-rich amino acid stretch that precedes the carboxy-terminal SET domain (3). The SET domain has been linked with histone methyltransferase (HMTase) activity. Moreover, mammalian Ezh2 is a member of a histone deacetylase complex that functions in gene silencing, acting at the level of chromatin structure (4). Ezh2 complexes methylate histone H3 at Lys9 and 27 in vitro, which is thought to be involved in targeting transcriptional regulators to specific loci (5). Ezh2 is deregulated in various tumor types, and its role, both as a primary effector and as a mediator of tumorigenesis, has become a subject of increased interest (6).