Aliases for PAX5 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PAX5 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the paired box (PAX) family of transcription factors. The central feature of this gene family is a novel, highly conserved DNA-binding motif, known as the paired box. Paired box transcription factors are important regulators in early development, and alterations in the expression of their genes are thought to contribute to neoplastic transformation. This gene encodes the B-cell lineage specific activator protein that is expressed at early, but not late stages of B-cell differentiation. Its expression has also been detected in developing CNS and testis and so the encoded protein may also play a role in neural development and spermatogenesis. This gene is located at 9p13, which is involved in t(9;14)(p13;q32) translocations recurring in small lymphocytic lymphomas of the plasmacytoid subtype, and in derived large-cell lymphomas. This translocation brings the potent E-mu enhancer of the IgH gene into close proximity of the PAX5 promoter, suggesting that the deregulation of transcription of this gene contributes to the pathogenesis of these lymphomas. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]
GeneCards Summary for PAX5 Gene
PAX5 (Paired Box 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PAX5 include Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic 3 and Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic. Among its related pathways are Wnt / Hedgehog / Notch and Transcriptional misregulation in cancer. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA binding transcription factor activity and transcriptional activator activity, RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is PAX2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PAX5 Gene
May play an important role in B-cell differentiation as well as neural development and spermatogenesis. Involved in the regulation of the CD19 gene, a B-lymphoid-specific target gene.