External Ids for HSF2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HSF2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the HSF family of transcription factors that bind specifically to the heat-shock promoter element and activate transcription. Heat shock transcription factors activate heat-shock response genes under conditions of heat or other stresses. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2011]
GeneCards Summary for HSF2 Gene
HSF2 (Heat Shock Transcription Factor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Proteolysis Putative SUMO-1 pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is HSF1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSF2 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.