External Ids for SOX8 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 activator after forming a protein complex with other proteins. This protein may be involved in brain development and function. Haploinsufficiency for this protein may contribute to the mental retardation found in haemoglobin H-related mental retardation (ART-16 syndrome). [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SOX8 Gene
SOX8 (SRY (Sex Determining Region Y)-Box 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SOX8 include myoblastoma and campomelic dysplasia. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II core promoter sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is SOX3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SOX8 Gene
May play a role in central nervous system, limb and facial development. May be involved in male sex determination. Binds the consensus motif 5-[AT][AT]CAA[AT]G-3 (By similarity).