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Systematic name YAR003W
Gene name SWD1
Aliases CPS50, FUN16, SAF49
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr I:155005..156285
Primary SGDID S000000064

Description of YAR003W: Subunit of the COMPASS (Set1C) complex, which methylates histone H3 on lysine 4 and is required in transcriptional silencing near telomeres; WD40 beta propeller superfamily member with similarity to mammalian Rbbp7[1][2][3][4][5][6]


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  1. Cheng H, et al. (2004) The essential WD repeat protein Swd2 has dual functions in RNA polymerase II transcription termination and lysine 4 methylation of histone H3. Mol Cell Biol 24(7):2932-43 SGD PMID 15024081
  2. Dover J, et al. (2002) Methylation of histone H3 by COMPASS requires ubiquitination of histone H2B by Rad6. J Biol Chem 277(32):28368-71 SGD PMID 12070136
  3. Krogan NJ, et al. (2002) COMPASS, a histone H3 (Lysine 4) methyltransferase required for telomeric silencing of gene expression. J Biol Chem 277(13):10753-5 SGD PMID 11805083
  4. Miller T, et al. (2001) COMPASS: a complex of proteins associated with a trithorax-related SET domain protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98(23):12902-7 SGD PMID 11687631
  5. Nagy PL, et al. (2002) A trithorax-group complex purified from Saccharomyces cerevisiae is required for methylation of histone H3. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99(1):90-4 SGD PMID 11752412
  6. Roguev A, et al. (2001) The Saccharomyces cerevisiae Set1 complex includes an Ash2 homologue and methylates histone 3 lysine 4. EMBO J 20(24):7137-48 SGD PMID 11742990

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