Aliases for OVOL1 Gene
External Ids for OVOL1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OVOL1 Gene
This gene encodes a putative zinc finger containing transcription factor that is highly similar to homologous protein in Drosophila and mouse. Based on known functions in these species, this protein is likely involved in hair formation and spermatogenesis in human as well. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for OVOL1 Gene
OVOL1 (Ovo-Like Zinc Finger 1) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity involved in negative regulation of transcription. An important paralog of this gene is OVOL2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OVOL1 Gene
Putative transcription factor. Involved in hair formation and spermatogenesis. May function in the differentiation and/or maintenance of the urogenital system (By similarity).