External Ids for NANOG Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NANOG Gene
GeneCards Summary for NANOG Gene
NANOG (Nanog Homeobox) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NANOG include ovarian germ cell tumor and sacrococcygeal teratoma. Among its related pathways are Proteoglycans in cancer and Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and transcription corepressor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NANOG Gene
Transcription regulator involved in inner cell mass and embryonic stem (ES) cells proliferation and self-renewal. Imposes pluripotency on ES cells and prevents their differentiation towards extraembryonic endoderm and trophectoderm lineages. Blocks bone morphogenetic protein-induced mesoderm differentiation of ES cells by physically interacting with SMAD1 and interfering with the recruitment of coactivators to the active SMAD transcriptional complexes. Acts as a transcriptional activator or repressor. Binds optimally to the DNA consensus sequence 5-TAAT[GT][GT]-3 or 5-[CG][GA][CG]C[GC]ATTAN[GC]-3. Able to autorepress its expression in differentiating (ES) cells: binds to its own promoter following interaction with ZNF281/ZFP281, leading to recruitment of the NuRD complex and subsequent repression of expression. When overexpressed, promotes cells to enter into S phase and proliferation.