External Ids for SOX7 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the SOX (SRY-related HMG-box) family of transcription factors involved in the regulation of embryonic development and in the determination of the cell fate. The encoded protein may act as a transcriptional regulator after forming a protein complex with other proteins. The protein may play a role in tumorigenesis. A similar protein in mice is involved in the regulation of the wingless-type MMTV integration site family (Wnt) pathway. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SOX7 Gene
SOX7 (SRY (Sex Determining Region Y)-Box 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SOX7 include barrett's adenocarcinoma. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and transcription regulatory region DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is SOX3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SOX7 Gene
Binds to and activates the CDH5 promoter, hence plays a role in the transcriptional regulation of genes expressed in the hemogenic endothelium and blocks further differentiation into blood precursors (By similarity). May be required for the survival of both hematopoietic and endothelial precursors during specification (By similarity). Competes with GATA4 for binding and activation of the FGF3 promoter (By similarity). Represses Wnt/beta-catenin-stimulated transcription, probably by targeting CTNNB1 to proteasomal degradation. Binds the DNA sequence 5-AACAAT-3.