Aliases for BHLHB9 Gene
External Ids for BHLHB9 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BHLHB9 Gene
This gene is a member of a gene family which encodes proteins with a basic helix-loop-helix domain. Other members of this gene family encode proteins which function as transcription factors, either enhancing or inhibiting transcription depending on the activity of other DNA binding proteins. The coding region of this gene is located entirely within the terminal exon. The encoded protein may be involved in the survival of neurons (PMID: 15034937). Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011]
GeneCards Summary for BHLHB9 Gene
BHLHB9 (Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Domain Containing, Class B, 9) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and binding. An important paralog of this gene is GPRASP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BHLHB9 Gene
May play a role in the control of cellular aging and survival.