Aliases for GLI1 Gene
External Ids for GLI1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for GLI1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GLI1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Kruppel family of zinc finger proteins. The encoded transcription factor is activated by the sonic hedgehog signal transduction cascade and regulates stem cell proliferation. The activity and nuclear localization of this protein is negatively regulated by p53 in an inhibitory loop. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2009]
GeneCards Summary for GLI1 Gene
GLI1 (GLI Family Zinc Finger 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GLI1 include Basal Cell Carcinoma and Necrobiosis Lipoidica. Among its related pathways are Wnt Signaling Pathways: beta-Catenin-independent Wnt/Ca2+ Signaling and Other Non-canonical Wnt Signaling Pathways and G-Beta Gamma Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding and microtubule binding. An important paralog of this gene is GLI2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GLI1 Gene
Acts as a transcriptional activator (PubMed:19706761, PubMed:10806483, PubMed:19878745, PubMed:24311597, PubMed:24217340). Binds to the DNA consensus sequence 5-GACCACCCA-3 (PubMed:2105456, PubMed:8378770, PubMed:24217340). May regulate the transcription of specific genes during normal development (PubMed:19706761). May play a role in craniofacial development and digital development, as well as development of the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Mediates SHH signaling (PubMed:19706761). Plays a role in cell proliferation and differentiation via its role in SHH signaling (Probable).
Isoform 2: Acts as a transcriptional activator, but activates a different set of genes than isoform 1. Activates expression of CD24, unlike isoform 1. Mediates SHH signaling. Promotes cancer cell migration.
The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway is crucial in the development of all animals. In the embryo, it regulates morphogenesis of a variety of tissues and organs; in the adult, it controls stem cell proliferation. There are three known human Hh proteins: Shh, Dhh and Ihh.