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Aliases for IRF7 Gene

Aliases for IRF7 Gene

  • Interferon Regulatory Factor 7 2 3
  • IRF7A 3 6
  • IRF7B 3 6
  • IRF7C 3 6
  • IRF7H 3 6
  • IRF-7 3 4
  • Interferon Regulatory Factor-7H 3
  • IRF-7H 3

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Summaries for IRF7 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for IRF7 Gene

  • IRF7 encodes interferon regulatory factor 7, a member of the interferon regulatory transcription factor (IRF) family. IRF7 has been shown to play a role in the transcriptional activation of virus-inducible cellular genes, including interferon beta chain genes. Inducible expression of IRF7 is largely restricted to lymphoid tissue. Multiple IRF7 transcript variants have been identified, although the functional consequences of these have not yet been established. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for IRF7 Gene

IRF7 (Interferon Regulatory Factor 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IRF7 include stomatitis and central nervous system lymphoma. Among its related pathways are Hemostasis and Interferon Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA polymerase II core promoter sequence-specific DNA binding and RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is IRF3.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IRF7 Gene

  • Key transcriptional regulator of type I interferon (IFN)-dependent immune responses and plays a critical role in the innate immune response against DNA and RNA viruses. Regulates the transcription of type I IFN genes (IFN-alpha and IFN-beta) and IFN-stimulated genes (ISG) by binding to an interferon-stimulated response element (ISRE) in their promoters. Can efficiently activate both the IFN-beta (IFNB) and the IFN-alpha (IFNA) genes and mediate their induction via both the virus-activated, MyD88-independent pathway and the TLR-activated, MyD88-dependent pathway. Required during both the early and late phases of the IFN gene induction but is more critical for the late than for the early phase. Exists in an inactive form in the cytoplasm of uninfected cells and following viral infection, double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), or toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling, becomes phosphorylated by IKBKE and TBK1 kinases. This induces a conformational change, leading to its dimerization and nuclear localization where along with other coactivators it can activate transcription of the type I IFN and ISG genes. Can also play a role in regulating adaptive immune responses by inducing PSMB9/LMP2 expression, either directly or through induction of IRF1. Binds to the Q promoter (Qp) of EBV nuclear antigen 1 a (EBNA1) and may play a role in the regulation of EBV latency. Can activate distinct gene expression programs in macrophages and regulate the anti-tumor properties of primary macrophages.

Gene Wiki entry for IRF7 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IRF7 Gene

Genomics for IRF7 Gene

Genomic Location for IRF7 Gene

Start:
612,553 bp from pter
End:
615,999 bp from pter
Size:
3,447 bases
Orientation:
Minus strand

Genomic View for IRF7 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for IRF7 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IRF7 Gene

Regulatory Elements for IRF7 Gene

Proteins for IRF7 Gene

  • Protein details for IRF7 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Q92985-IRF7_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Interferon regulatory factor 7
    Protein Accession:
    Q92985
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B9EGL3
    • O00331
    • O00332
    • O00333
    • O75924
    • Q9UE79

    Protein attributes for IRF7 Gene

    Size:
    503 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    54278 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Monomer. Homodimer; phosphorylation-induced. Heterodimer with IRF3. Interacts with TICAM1 and TICAM2. Interacts with rotavirus A NSP1; this interaction leads to the proteasome-dependent degradation of IRF7. Interacts with Epstein-Barr virus LF2 and human herpes virus 8/HHV-8 proteins ORF45 and vIRF-1. Interacts with MYD88 AND TRAF6.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for IRF7 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for IRF7 Gene

    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

neXtProt entry for IRF7 Gene

Proteomics data for IRF7 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for IRF7 Gene

  • Acetylation inhibits its DNA-binding ability and activity.
  • In response to a viral infection, phosphorylated on Ser-477 and Ser-479 by TBK1 and IKBKE1. Phosphorylation, and subsequent activation is inhibited by vaccinia virus protein E3. In TLR7- and TLR9-mediated signaling pathway, phosphorylated by IRAK1.
  • Sumoylated by TRIM28, which inhibits its transactivation activity.
  • TRAF6-mediated ubiquitination is required for IRF7 activation.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Ubiquitination at Lys120 and Lys341

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IRF7 Gene

Domains for IRF7 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

IRF7_HUMAN
Domain:
  • Contains 1 IRF tryptophan pentad repeat DNA-binding domain.:
    • Q92985
Family:
  • Belongs to the IRF family.:
    • Q92985
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No data available for Gene Families for IRF7 Gene

Function for IRF7 Gene

Molecular function for IRF7 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: interferon regulatory factor 7,with three alternatively spliced isoforms,predominantly expressed in spleen,thymus and peripheral blood leukocytes regulator (? activator,? repressor) of IFNA,IFN-stimulated genes and Epstein-Barr virus
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation: In the absence of viral infection, maintained as a monomer in an autoinhibited state and phosphorylation disrupts this autoinhibition leading to the liberation of the DNA-binding and dimerization activities and its nuclear localization where it can activate type I IFN and ISG genes
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Key transcriptional regulator of type I interferon (IFN)-dependent immune responses and plays a critical role in the innate immune response against DNA and RNA viruses. Regulates the transcription of type I IFN genes (IFN-alpha and IFN-beta) and IFN-stimulated genes (ISG) by binding to an interferon-stimulated response element (ISRE) in their promoters. Can efficiently activate both the IFN-beta (IFNB) and the IFN-alpha (IFNA) genes and mediate their induction via both the virus-activated, MyD88-independent pathway and the TLR-activated, MyD88-dependent pathway. Required during both the early and late phases of the IFN gene induction but is more critical for the late than for the early phase. Exists in an inactive form in the cytoplasm of uninfected cells and following viral infection, double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), or toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling, becomes phosphorylated by IKBKE and TBK1 kinases. This induces a conformational change, leading to its dimerization and nuclear localization where along with other coactivators it can activate transcription of the type I IFN and ISG genes. Can also play a role in regulating adaptive immune responses by inducing PSMB9/LMP2 expression, either directly or through induction of IRF1. Binds to the Q promoter (Qp) of EBV nuclear antigen 1 a (EBNA1) and may play a role in the regulation of EBV latency. Can activate distinct gene expression programs in macrophages and regulate the anti-tumor properties of primary macrophages.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction: By type I interferon (IFN) and viruses

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for IRF7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000975 regulatory region DNA binding --
GO:0000979 RNA polymerase II core promoter sequence-specific DNA binding IDA 17404045
GO:0000982 RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity IDA 17404045
GO:0003677 DNA binding IMP 12374802
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity --
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Animal Models for IRF7 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for IRF7:

miRNA for IRF7 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target IRF7

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for IRF7 Gene

Localization for IRF7 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IRF7 Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=The phosphorylated and active form accumulates selectively in the nucleus.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for IRF7 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IRF7 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 4
endosome 4
extracellular 1
lysosome 1
mitochondrion 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IRF7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 22065573
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm TAS 9786932
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0010008 endosome membrane TAS --
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Pathways for IRF7 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IRF7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000122 negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter TAS 9315633
GO:0002224 toll-like receptor signaling pathway TAS --
GO:0002756 MyD88-independent toll-like receptor signaling pathway TAS --
GO:0002819 regulation of adaptive immune response IDA 17404045
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated --
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Compounds for IRF7 Gene

(9) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for IRF7 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid 67.1 5
ifn-alpha 64.9 5
rantes 58.3 11
poly(i-c) 48.9 1
2,5-oligoadenylate 34.2 1
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Transcripts for IRF7 Gene

Unigene Clusters for IRF7 Gene

Interferon regulatory factor 7:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IRF7 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b · 12c · 12d
SP1: -
SP2: - -
SP3: - -
SP4: -
SP5: - - -
SP6:
SP7:
SP8:
SP9:

Relevant External Links for IRF7 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
IRF7
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
IRF7

Expression for IRF7 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for IRF7 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for IRF7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (9.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for IRF7 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IRF7 Gene Hs.166120

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for IRF7 Gene

Q92985-IRF7_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: Expressed predominantly in spleen, thymus and peripheral blood leukocytes
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Orthologs for IRF7 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for IRF7 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IRF7 36
  • 98.46 (n)
  • 98.29 (a)
IRF7 37
  • 98 (a)
OneToOne
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia IRF7 36
  • 77.78 (n)
  • 72.63 (a)
IRF7 37
  • 67 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia IRF7 37
  • 81 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Irf7 36
  • 72.86 (n)
  • 69.69 (a)
Irf7 16
Irf7 37
  • 68 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Irf7 36
  • 72.55 (n)
  • 69.76 (a)
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves IRF-3 37
  • 38 (a)
OneToOne
IRF7 36
  • 55.24 (n)
  • 44.47 (a)
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia IRF7 37
  • 34 (a)
OneToOne
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100496395 36
  • 49.07 (n)
  • 42.62 (a)
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii irf7 36
  • 44.21 (n)
  • 34.99 (a)
irf7 37
  • 32 (a)
OneToOne
Species with no ortholog for IRF7:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for IRF7 Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for IRF7 (if available)
TreeFam:
Gene Tree for IRF7 (if available)

Paralogs for IRF7 Gene

Paralogs for IRF7 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for IRF7 Gene using alignment to 7 proteins:

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Variants for IRF7 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IRF7 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 11 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1051390 -- 613,165(-) GGGTC(C/G)TTGGG intron-variant
rs1061501 -- 614,864(-) CTGCG(A/G)GATAA synonymous-codon, reference
rs1061502 - 614,318(-) GTGAC(A/G)AGGGG reference, missense
rs1061505 -- 613,297(-) GGCGG(A/C)CCCCC reference, synonymous-codon
rs1131665 - 613,208(-) CTTCC(A/G)AGGTC reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IRF7 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv916n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv527327 CNV Loss 19592680
dgv182e199 CNV Deletion 23128226
dgv920n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv921n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv922n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv469923 CNV Loss 18288195
essv23843 CNV CNV 17122850
nsv467634 CNV Loss 19166990
nsv896544 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv896545 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv935n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv936n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv467635 CNV Loss 19166990
nsv528415 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv896560 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv940n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv941n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv896569 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for IRF7 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
IRF7
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
IRF7

Disorders for IRF7 Gene

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for IRF7 Gene

(9) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for IRF7 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
virus infection 71.4 25
vesicular stomatitis 46.1 1
necrosis 32.8 7
tumors 25.6 7
hepatitis c chronic 15.2 2

Relevant External Links for IRF7

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
IRF7
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
IRF7
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IRF7 Gene

Publications for IRF7 Gene

  1. Characterization of the interferon regulatory factor-7 and its potential role in the transcription activation of interferon A genes. (PMID: 9786932) Au W.-C. … Pitha P.M. (J. Biol. Chem. 1998) 3 4 23
  2. Phosphorylation-induced dimerization of interferon regulatory factor 7 unmasks DNA binding and a bipartite transactivation domain. (PMID: 11073981) Marie I.J. … Levy D.E. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 2000) 3 4 23
  3. Acetylation of interferon regulatory factor-7 by p300/CREB-binding protein (CBP)-associated factor (PCAF) impairs its DNA binding. (PMID: 12374802) Caillaud A. … Marie I. (J. Biol. Chem. 2002) 3 4 23
  4. Mechanisms of the TRIF-induced interferon-stimulated response element and NF-kappaB activation and apoptosis pathways. (PMID: 14739303) Han K.J. … Shu H.-B. (J. Biol. Chem. 2004) 3 4 23
  5. Interferon-alpha induction through Toll-like receptors involves a direct interaction of IRF7 with MyD88 and TRAF6. (PMID: 15361868) Kawai T. … Akira S. (Nat. Immunol. 2004) 3 4 23

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