Aliases for POU6F2 Gene
External Ids for POU6F2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the POU protein family characterized by the presence of a bipartite DNA binding domain, consisting of a POU-specific domain and a homeodomain, separated by a variable polylinker. The DNA binding domain may bind to DNA as monomers or as homo- and/or heterodimers, in a sequence-specific manner. The POU family members are transcriptional regulators, many of which are known to control cell type-specific differentiation pathways. This gene is a tumor suppressor involved in Wilms tumor (WT) predisposition. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]
GeneCards Summary for POU6F2 Gene
POU6F2 (POU Class 6 Homeobox 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with POU6F2 include wilms tumor susceptibility-5 and wilms tumor. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is POU6F1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for POU6F2 Gene
Probable transcription factor likely to be involved in early steps in the differentiation of amacrine and ganglion cells. Recognizes and binds to the DNA sequence 5-ATGCAAAT-3. Isoform 1 does not bind DNA