Aliases for ZFP57 Gene
External Ids for ZFP57 Gene
Previous Symbols for ZFP57 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a zinc finger protein containing a KRAB domain. Studies in mouse suggest that this protein may function as a transcriptional repressor. Mutations in this gene have been associated with transient neonatal diabetes mellitus type 1 (TNDM1).[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
GeneCards Summary for ZFP57 Gene
ZFP57 (ZFP57 Zinc Finger Protein) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ZFP57 include diabetes mellitus, 6q24-related transient neonatal and diabetes mellitus, transient neonatal, 1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ZFP57 Gene
Binds to a 5-TGCCGC-3 consensus sequence and recognizes the methylated CpG within this element (By similarity). Transcription regulator required to maintain maternal and paternal gene imprinting, a process by which gene expression is restricted in a parent of origin-specific manner by epigenetic modification of genomic DNA and chromatin, including DNA methylation. Acts by controlling DNA methylation during the earliest multicellular stages of development at multiple imprinting control regions. Required for the establishment of maternal methylation imprints at SNRPN locus. Acts as a transcriptional repressor in Schwann cells.