Aliases for RCOR1 Gene
External Ids for RCOR1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RCOR1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RCOR1 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that is well-conserved, downregulated at birth, and with a specific role in determining neural cell differentiation. The encoded protein binds to the C-terminal domain of REST (repressor element-1 silencing transcription factor). [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for RCOR1 Gene
RCOR1 (REST Corepressor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RCOR1 include Huntington Disease. Among its related pathways are Platelet activation, signaling and aggregation and Chromatin organization. GO annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding and transcriptional repressor activity, RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific binding. An important paralog of this gene is RCOR3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RCOR1 Gene
Essential component of the BHC complex, a corepressor complex that represses transcription of neuron-specific genes in non-neuronal cells. The BHC complex is recruited at RE1/NRSE sites by REST and acts by deacetylating and demethylating specific sites on histones, thereby acting as a chromatin modifier. In the BHC complex, it serves as a molecular beacon for the recruitment of molecular machinery, including MeCP2 and SUV39H1, that imposes silencing across a chromosomal interval. Plays a central role in demethylation of Lys-4 of histone H3 by promoting demethylase activity of KDM1A on core histones and nucleosomal substrates. It also protects KDM1A from the proteasome. Component of a RCOR/GFI/KDM1A/HDAC complex that suppresses, via histone deacetylase (HDAC) recruitment, a number of genes implicated in multilineage blood cell development and controls hematopoietic differentiation.