Aliases for ISL1 Gene
External Ids for ISL1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the LIM/homeodomain family of transcription factors. The encoded protein binds to the enhancer region of the insulin gene, among others, and may play an important role in regulating insulin gene expression. The encoded protein is central to the development of pancreatic cell lineages and may also be required for motor neuron generation. Mutations in this gene have been associated with maturity-onset diabetes of the young. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ISL1 Gene
ISL1 (ISL LIM Homeobox 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ISL1 include maturity-onset diabetes of the young and gilles de la tourette syndrome. Among its related pathways are Heart Development and Neural Crest Differentiation. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II activating transcription factor binding. An important paralog of this gene is LHX4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ISL1 Gene
Binds and regulates the promoters of the insulin, glucagon and somatostatin genes. Involved in the specificarion of motor neurons in cooperation with LHX3 and LDB1 (By similarity).