Aliases for CREB3L2 Gene
External Ids for CREB3L2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CREB3L2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the oasis bZIP transcription factor family. Members of this family can dimerize but form homodimers only. The encoded protein is a transcriptional activator. Translocations between this gene on chromosome 7 and the gene fused in sarcoma on chromosome 16 can be found in some tumors. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]
GeneCards Summary for CREB3L2 Gene
CREB3L2 (CAMP Responsive Element Binding Protein 3-Like 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CREB3L2 include myxofibrosarcoma and sarcoma. Among its related pathways are cAMP signaling pathway and Insulin secretion. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is CREB3L3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CREB3L2 Gene
Transcription factor involved in unfolded protein response (UPR). In the absence of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, inserted into ER membranes, with N-terminal DNA-binding and transcription activation domains oriented toward the cytosolic face of the membrane. In response to ER stress, transported to the Golgi, where it is cleaved in a site-specific manner by resident proteases S1P/MBTPS1 and S2P/MBTPS2. The released N-terminal cytosolic domain is translocated to the nucleus to effect transcription of specific target genes. Plays a critical role in chondrogenesis by activating the transcription of SEC23A, which promotes the transport and secretion of cartilage matrix proteins, and possibly that of ER biogenesis-related genes (By similarity). In a neuroblastoma cell line, protects cells from ER stress-induced death (PubMed:17178827). In vitro activates transcription of target genes via direct binding to the CRE site (PubMed:17178827).