Aliases for PAX7 Gene
External Ids for PAX7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PAX7 Gene
This gene is a member of the paired box (PAX) family of transcription factors. Members of this gene family typically contain a paired box domain, an octapeptide, and a paired-type homeodomain. These genes play critical roles during fetal development and cancer growth. The specific function of the paired box 7 gene is unknown but speculated to involve tumor suppression since fusion of this gene with a forkhead domain family member has been associated with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PAX7 Gene
PAX7 (Paired Box 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PAX7 include rhabdomyosarcoma 2, alveolar and rhabdomyosarcoma. Among its related pathways are Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation Pathways and Lineage-specific Markers and Transcriptional misregulation in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and transcription factor activity, RNA polymerase II core promoter sequence-specific. An important paralog of this gene is PAX4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PAX7 Gene
Transcription factor playing a role in myogenesis through regulation of muscle precursor cells proliferation.