Aliases for UXT Gene
External Ids for UXT Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UXT Gene
The protein encoded by this gene functions as a cofactor that modulates androgen receptor-dependent transcription, and also plays a critical role in tumor necrosis factor-induced apoptosis. Expression of this gene may play a role in tumorigenesis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2011]
GeneCards Summary for UXT Gene
UXT (Ubiquitously-Expressed, Prefoldin-Like Chaperone) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UXT include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 2. Among its related pathways are Kit Receptor Signaling Pathway and B Cell Receptor Signaling Pathway (WikiPathways). GO annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding and actin filament binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UXT Gene
Involved in gene transcription regulation. Acts in concert with the corepressor URI1 to regulate androgen receptor transcription (AR). AR N-terminus-associated coactivator which may play a role in facilitating receptor-induced transcriptional activation (PubMed:11854421). Potential component of mitochondrial-associated LRPPRC, a multidomain organizer that potentially integrates mitochondria and the microtubular cytoskeleton with chromosome remodeling (PubMed:11827465). Increasing concentrations of UXT contributes to progressive aggregation of mitochondria and cell death potentially through its association with LRPPRC (PubMed:17554592). May be a nuclear chaperone that promotes formation of the NF-kappa-B enhanceosome and which is essential for its nuclear function (PubMed:17620405). Suppresses cell transformation and it might mediate this function by interaction and inhibition of the biological activity of cell proliferation and survival stimulatory factors like MECOM (PubMed:17635584). Together with URI1, associates with chromatin to the NKX3-1 promoter region.