Aliases for ZFHX3 Gene
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Previous Symbols for ZFHX3 Gene
This gene encodes a transcription factor with multiple homeodomains and zinc finger motifs, and regulates myogenic and neuronal differentiation. The encoded protein suppresses expression of the alpha-fetoprotein gene by binding to an AT-rich enhancer motif. The protein has also been shown to negatively regulate c-Myb, and transactivate the cell cycle inhibitor cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1A (also known as p21CIP1). This gene is reported to function as a tumor suppressor in several cancers, and sequence variants of this gene are also associated with atrial fibrillation. Multiple transcript variants expressed from alternate promoters and encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
GeneCards Summary for ZFHX3 Gene
ZFHX3 (Zinc Finger Homeobox 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ZFHX3 include prostate cancer and atrial fibrillation. Among its related pathways are Transcriptional Regulatory Network in Embryonic Stem Cell. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and enzyme binding. An important paralog of this gene is ZFHX4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ZFHX3 Gene
Transcriptional repressor. It inhibits the enhancer element of the AFP gene by binding to its AT-rich core sequence. Regulator of myoblasts differentiation through the binding to the AT-rich sequence of MYF6 promoter and promoter repression. Down-regulates the MUC5AC promoter in gastric cancer.