Aliases for NIPBL Gene
External Ids for NIPBL Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NIPBL Gene
This gene encodes the homolog of the Drosophila melanogaster Nipped-B gene product and fungal Scc2-type sister chromatid cohesion proteins. The Drosophila protein facilitates enhancer-promoter communication of remote enhancers and plays a role in developmental regulation. It is also homologous to a family of chromosomal adherins with broad roles in sister chromatid cohesion, chromosome condensation, and DNA repair. The human protein has a bipartite nuclear targeting sequence and a putative HEAT repeat. Condensins, cohesins and other complexes with chromosome-related functions also contain HEAT repeats. Mutations in this gene result in Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a disorder characterized by dysmorphic facial features, growth delay, limb reduction defects, and mental retardation. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NIPBL Gene
NIPBL (NIPBL, Cohesin Loading Factor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NIPBL include cornelia de lange syndrome 1 and nipbl-related cornelia de lange syndrome. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle, Mitotic and Mitotic Telophase/Cytokinesis. GO annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding and protein C-terminus binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NIPBL Gene
Probably plays a structural role in chromatin. Involved in sister chromatid cohesion, possibly by interacting with the cohesin complex (By similarity).