Aliases for TCF7L1 Gene
External Ids for TCF7L1 Gene
Previous Symbols for TCF7L1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the T cell factor/lymphoid enhancer factor family of transcription factors. These transcription factors are activated by beta catenin, mediate the Wnt signaling pathway and are antagonized by the transforming growth factor beta signaling pathway. The encoded protein contains a high mobility group-box DNA binding domain and participates in the regulation of cell cycle genes and cellular senescence. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]
GeneCards Summary for TCF7L1 Gene
TCF7L1 (Transcription Factor 7-Like 1 (T-Cell Specific, HMG-Box)) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Pathways in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and chromatin binding. An important paralog of this gene is TCF7L2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TCF7L1 Gene
Participates in the Wnt signaling pathway. Binds to DNA and acts as a repressor in the absence of CTNNB1, and as an activator in its presence. Necessary for the terminal differentiation of epidermal cells, the formation of keratohyalin granules and the development of the barrier function of the epidermis (By similarity). Down-regulates NQO1, leading to increased mitomycin c resistance.