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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ZNF304 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Krueppel C2H2-type zinc-finger family of proteins. The encoded protein functions as a transcriptional repressor that recruits a corepressor complex to stimulate promoter hypermethylation and transcriptional silencing of target genes. Expression of this gene is upregulated in colorectal, ovarian and breast cancer, and this gene may promote cancer cell survival, growth and invasion. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]
GeneCards Summary for ZNF304 Gene
ZNF304 (Zinc Finger Protein 304) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding. An important paralog of this gene is ZNF132.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ZNF304 Gene
Acts as transcriptional regulator and plays a role in gene silencing (PubMed:24623306, PubMed:26081979). Probably forms a corepressor complex required for activated KRAS-mediated promoter hypermethylation and transcriptional silencing of several tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) or other tumor-related genes in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells (PubMed:24623306). Also required to maintain a transcriptionally repressive state of genes in undifferentiated embryonic stem cells (ESCs) by inducing trimethylation of Lys-27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3) (PubMed:24623306) in a Polycomb group (PcG) complexes-dependent manner. Associates at promoter regions of TSGs and mediates the recruitment of the corepressor complex containing the scaffolding protein TRIM28, methyltransferase DNMT1 and histone methyltransferase SETDB1 and/or the PcG complexes at those sites (PubMed:24623306). Transcription factor involved in the metastatic cascade process by inducing cell migration and proliferation and gain resistance to anoikis of ovarian carcinoma (OC) cells via integrin-mediated signaling pathways (PubMed:26081979). Associates with the ITGB1 promoter and positively regulates beta-1 integrin transcription expression (PubMed:26081979). Promotes angiogenesis (PubMed:26081979). Promotes tumor growth (PubMed:24623306, PubMed:26081979).