Aliases for RXRG Gene
External Ids for RXRG Gene
This gene encodes a member of the retinoid X receptor (RXR) family of nuclear receptors which are involved in mediating the antiproliferative effects of retinoic acid (RA). This receptor forms dimers with the retinoic acid, thyroid hormone, and vitamin D receptors, increasing both DNA binding and transcriptional function on their respective response elements. This gene is expressed at significantly lower levels in non-small cell lung cancer cells. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for RXRG Gene
RXRG (Retinoid X Receptor, Gamma) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RXRG include non-functioning pituitary adenoma and functioning pituitary adenoma. Among its related pathways are Pathways in cancer and Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding and 9-cis retinoic acid receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is NR2E1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RXRG 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. The high affinity ligand for RXRs is 9-cis retinoic acid (By similarity).
Retinoid X receptors (RXR) are members of the NR2B family of nuclear receptors and are common binding partners to many other nuclear receptors, including PPARs, liver X receptors (LXRs) and vitamin D receptors (VDR). RXR heterodimers act as ligand-dependent transcriptional regulators and increase the DNA-binding efficiency of its partner. Despite numerous studies, the physiological role of RXRs have yet to been fully elucidated and, as they can also exist as homodimers, there is the possibility that an independent RXR signaling pathway exists. There are three RXR subtypes; RXRalpha, RXRbeta and RXRgamma, each with two major isoforms (1 and 2). RXRalpha is expressed in the liver, kidney, epidermis and intestine, RXRbeta is widely distributed and RXRgamma is restricted to muscle, pituitary gland and certain parts of the brain.