Aliases for ARNT Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ARNT Gene
This gene encodes a protein containing a basic helix-loop-helix domain and two characteristic PAS domains along with a PAC domain. The encoded protein binds to ligand-bound aryl hydrocarbon receptor and aids in the movement of this complex to the nucleus, where it promotes the expression of genes involved in xenobiotic metabolism. This protein is also a co-factor for transcriptional regulation by hypoxia-inducible factor 1. Chromosomal translocation of this locus with the ETV6 (ets variant 6) gene on chromosome 12 have been described in leukemias. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2013]
GeneCards Summary for ARNT Gene
ARNT (Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Nuclear Translocator) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ARNT include Hypoxia and Renal Cell Carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Pathways in cancer and Signaling events mediated by VEGFR1 and VEGFR2. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and protein heterodimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is HIF3A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ARNT Gene
Required for activity of the Ah (dioxin) receptor. This protein is required for the ligand-binding subunit to translocate from the cytosol to the nucleus after ligand binding. The complex then initiates transcription of genes involved in the activation of PAH procarcinogens. The heterodimer with HIF1A or EPAS1/HIF2A functions as a transcriptional regulator of the adaptive response to hypoxia.