Aliases for TCF7 Gene
External Ids for TCF7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TCF7 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a transcriptional activator that plays an important role in lymphocyte differentiation. This gene is expressed predominantly in T-cells. The encoded protein can bind an enhancer element and activate the CD3E gene, and it also may repress the CTNNB1 and TCF7L2 genes through a feedback mechanism. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2011]
GeneCards Summary for TCF7 Gene
TCF7 (Transcription Factor 7 (T-Cell Specific, HMG-Box)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TCF7 include cleidocranial dysplasia and colorectal cancer. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Pathways in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and chromatin binding. An important paralog of this gene is TCF7L2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TCF7 Gene
Transcriptional activator involved in T-cell lymphocyte differentiation. Necessary for the survival of CD4(+) CD8(+) immature thymocytes. Isoforms lacking the N-terminal CTNNB1 binding domain cannot fulfill this role. Binds to the T-lymphocyte-specific enhancer element (5-WWCAAAG-3) found in the promoter of the CD3E gene. May also act as feedback transcriptional repressor of CTNNB1 and TCF7L2 target genes. TLE1, TLE2, TLE3 and TLE4 repress transactivation mediated by TCF7 and CTNNB1.