Aliases for PCGF6 Gene
External Ids for PCGF6 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PCGF6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCGF6 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene contains a RING finger motif, which is most closely related to those of polycomb group (PcG) proteins RNF110/MEL-18 and BMI1. PcG proteins are known to form protein complexes and function as transcription repressors. This protein has been shown to interact with some PcG proteins and act as a transcription repressor. The activity of this protein is found to be regulated by cell cycle dependent phosphorylation. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PCGF6 Gene
PCGF6 (Polycomb Group Ring Finger 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling pathways regulating pluripotency of stem cells. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and transcriptional repressor activity, RNA polymerase II transcription regulatory region sequence-specific binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCGF1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCGF6 Gene
Transcriptional repressor. May modulate the levels of histone H3K4Me3 by activating KDM5D histone demethylase. Component of a Polycomb group (PcG) multiprotein PRC1-like complex, a complex class required to maintain the transcriptionally repressive state of many genes, including Hox genes, throughout development. PcG PRC1 complex acts via chromatin remodeling and modification of histones; it mediates monoubiquitination of histone H2A Lys-119, rendering chromatin heritably changed in its expressibility.