Aliases for RXRB Gene
External Ids for RXRB Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RXRB Gene
This gene encodes a member of the retinoid X receptor (RXR) family of nuclear receptors which are involved in mediating the effects of retinoic acid (RA). The encoded protein forms homodimers with the retinoic acid, thyroid hormone, and vitamin D receptors, increasing both DNA binding and transcriptional function on their respective response elements. This gene lies within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II region on chromosome 6. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2012]
GeneCards Summary for RXRB Gene
RXRB (Retinoid X Receptor Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RXRB include Wegener Granulomatosis and Vasculitis. Among its related pathways are Thyroid hormone signaling pathway and Gene Expression. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is RXRG.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RXRB Gene
Receptor for retinoic acid. Retinoic acid receptors bind as heterodimers to their target response elements in response to their ligands, all-trans or 9-cis retinoic acid, and regulate gene expression in various biological processes. The RAR/RXR heterodimers bind to the retinoic acid response elements (RARE) composed of tandem 5-AGGTCA-3 sites known as DR1-DR5 (By similarity). Specifically binds 9-cis retinoic acid (9C-RA).
Retinoid X receptors (RXR) are members of the NR2B nuclear receptor family and are common binding partners to many other nuclear receptors, including PPARs, liver X receptors (LXRs) and vitamin D receptors (VDRs). There are three RXR subtypes; alpha, beta and gamma.