Aliases for GRHL1 Gene
External Ids for GRHL1 Gene
Previous Symbols for GRHL1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the grainyhead family of transcription factors. The encoded protein can exist as a homodimer or can form heterodimers with sister-of-mammalian grainyhead or brother-of-mammalian grainyhead. This protein functions as a transcription factor during development. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2009]
GeneCards Summary for GRHL1 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GRHL1 Gene
Transcription factor involved in epithelial development. Binds directly to the consensus DNA sequence 5-AACCGGTT-3 (PubMed:12175488, PubMed:18288204). Important regulator of DSG1 in the context of hair anchorage and epidermal differentiation, participates in the maintenance of the skin barrier. There is no genetic interaction with GRHL3, no functional cooperativity due to diverse target gene selectivity during epithelia development (By similarity). Isoform 1 may function as an activator and isoform 2 as a repressor in tissues where both forms are expressed (PubMed:12175488).