Aliases for FOXO3 Gene
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Previous Symbols for FOXO3 Gene
This gene belongs to the forkhead family of transcription factors which are characterized by a distinct forkhead domain. This gene likely functions as a trigger for apoptosis through expression of genes necessary for cell death. Translocation of this gene with the MLL gene is associated with secondary acute leukemia. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been observed. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FOXO3 Gene
FOXO3 (Forkhead Box O3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FOXO3 include acute leukemia and rhabdomyosarcoma. Among its related pathways are PI3K-Akt signaling pathway and PI-3K cascade. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and protein kinase binding. An important paralog of this gene is FOXO4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FOXO3 Gene
Transcriptional activator which triggers apoptosis in the absence of survival factors, including neuronal cell death upon oxidative stress. Recognizes and binds to the DNA sequence 5-[AG]TAAA[TC]A-3. Participates in post-transcriptional regulation of MYC: following phosphorylation by MAPKAPK5, promotes induction of miR-34b and miR-34c expression, 2 post-transcriptional regulators of MYC that bind to the 3UTR of MYC transcript and prevent its translation.