Aliases for DRAP1 Gene
External Ids for DRAP1 Gene
Transcriptional repression is a general mechanism for regulating transcriptional initiation in organisms ranging from yeast to humans. Accurate initiation of transcription from eukaryotic protein-encoding genes requires the assembly of a large multiprotein complex consisting of RNA polymerase II and general transcription factors such as TFIIA, TFIIB, and TFIID. DR1 is a repressor that interacts with the TATA-binding protein (TBP) of TFIID and prevents the formation of an active transcription complex by precluding the entry of TFIIA and/or TFIIB into the preinitiation complex. The protein encoded by this gene is a corepressor of transcription that interacts with DR1 to enhance DR1-mediated repression. The interaction between this corepressor and DR1 is required for corepressor function and appears to stabilize the TBP-DR1-DNA complex. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DRAP1 Gene
DRAP1 (DR1-Associated Protein 1 (Negative Cofactor 2 Alpha)) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and L1CAM interactions. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and protein heterodimerization activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DRAP1 Gene
The association of the DR1/DRAP1 heterodimer with TBP results in a functional repression of both activated and basal transcription of class II genes. This interaction precludes the formation of a transcription-competent complex by inhibiting the association of TFIIA and/or TFIIB with TBP. Can bind to DNA on its own.