Aliases for HES6 Gene
External Ids for HES6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a subfamily of basic helix-loop-helix transcription repressors that have homology to the Drosophila enhancer of split genes. Members of this gene family regulate cell differentiation in numerous cell types. The protein encoded by this gene functions as a cofactor, interacting with other transcription factors through a tetrapeptide domain in its C-terminus. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described.[provided by RefSeq, Dec 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HES6 Gene
HES6 (Hes Family BHLH Transcription Factor 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HES6 include mood disorder and autism spectrum disorder. Among its related pathways are Notch-mediated HES/HEY network and Notch signaling pathway (KEGG). GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and protein dimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is HES5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HES6 Gene
Does not bind DNA itself but suppresses both HES1-mediated N box-dependent transcriptional repression and binding of HES1 to E box sequences. Also suppresses HES1-mediated inhibition of the heterodimer formed by ASCL1/MASH1 and TCF3/E47, allowing ASCL1 and TCF3 to up-regulate transcription in its presence. Promotes cell differentiation (By similarity).