Aliases for NEUROD2 Gene
External Ids for NEUROD2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the neuroD family of neurogenic basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) proteins. Expression of this gene can induce transcription from neuron-specific promoters, such as the GAP-43 promoter, which contain a specific DNA sequence known as an E-box. The product of the human gene can induce neurogenic differentiation in non-neuronal cells in Xenopus embryos, and is thought to play a role in the determination and maintenance of neuronal cell fates. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NEUROD2 Gene
NEUROD2 (Neuronal Differentiation 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NEUROD2 include alcohol dependence. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and transcription corepressor activity. An important paralog of this gene is BHLHA15.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NEUROD2 Gene
Transcriptional regulator implicated in neuronal determination. Mediates calcium-dependent transcription activation by binding to E box-containing promoter. Critical factor essential for the repression of the genetic program for neuronal differentiation; prevents the formation of synaptic vesicle clustering at active zone to the presynaptic membrane in postmitotic neurons. Induces transcription of ZEB1, which in turn represses neuronal differentiation by down-regulating REST expression. Plays a role in the establishment and maturation of thalamocortical connections; involved in the segregation of thalamic afferents into distinct barrel domains within layer VI of the somatosensory cortex. Involved in the development of the cerebellar and hippocampal granular neurons, neurons in the basolateral nucleus of amygdala and the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Associates with chromatin to the DPYSL3 E box-containing promoter (By similarity).