Centromere assembly component CENP-C middle DNMT3B-binding region
CENP-C is a component of the centromere assembly complex in eukaryotes. CENP-C recruits the DNA methyltransferases DNMT3B, in order to establish the necessary epigenetic DNA-methylation essential for maintenance of chromatin structure and genomic stability. This middle region of CENP-C is the binding-domain for DNMT3B. Binding of CENP-C and DNMT3B to DNA occurs at both centromeric and peri-centromeric satellite repeats. CENP-C and DNMT3B regulate the histone code in these regions.