Aliases for MED9 Gene
External Ids for MED9 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MED9 Gene
The multiprotein Mediator complex is a coactivator required for activation of RNA polymerase II transcription by DNA bound transcription factors. The protein encoded by this gene is thought to be a subunit of the Mediator complex. This gene is located within the Smith-Magenis syndrome region on chromosome 17. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MED9 Gene
MED9 (Mediator Complex Subunit 9) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA polymerase II transcription cofactor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MED9 Gene
Component of the Mediator complex, a coactivator involved in the regulated transcription of nearly all RNA polymerase II-dependent genes. Mediator functions as a bridge to convey information from gene-specific regulatory proteins to the basal RNA polymerase II transcription machinery. Mediator is recruited to promoters by direct interactions with regulatory proteins and serves as a scaffold for the assembly of a functional preinitiation complex with RNA polymerase II and the general transcription factors.