On your marks, get SET(D1A): the race to protect stalled replication forks

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We recently identified that methylation of lysine 4 of histone H3 (H3K4) by SETD1A (SET domain containing 1A) maintains genome stability by protecting newly-replicated DNA from degradation. Mechanistically, SETD1A-dependent histone methylation regulates nucleosome mobilisation by FANCD2 (FA complementation group D2), a crucial step in maintaining genome stability with important implications in chemosensitivity.


Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1511209
JournalMolecular and Cellular Oncology
Issue number6
Early online date11 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • genome stability, SETD1A, FANCD2, replication stress, chemoresistance