External Ids for HSF1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HSF1 Gene
The product of this gene is a heat-shock transcription factor. Transcription of heat-shock genes is rapidly induced after temperature stress. Hsp90, by itself and/or associated with multichaperone complexes, is a major repressor of this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HSF1 Gene
HSF1 (Heat Shock Transcription Factor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HSF1 include Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 1. Among its related pathways are Cellular response to heat stress and HSF1-dependent transactivation. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and chromatin binding. An important paralog of this gene is HSF2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSF1 Gene
DNA-binding protein that specifically binds heat shock promoter elements (HSE) and activates transcription. In higher eukaryotes, HSF is unable to bind to the HSE unless the cells are heat shocked.