Aliases for SPI1 Gene
External Ids for SPI1 Gene
This gene encodes an ETS-domain transcription factor that activates gene expression during myeloid and B-lymphoid cell development. The nuclear protein binds to a purine-rich sequence known as the PU-box found near the promoters of target genes, and regulates their expression in coordination with other transcription factors and cofactors. The protein can also regulate alternative splicing of target genes. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SPI1 Gene
SPI1 (Spi-1 Proto-Oncogene) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SPI1 include primary effusion lymphoma. Among its related pathways are Pathways in cancer and Epstein-Barr virus infection. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II distal enhancer sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is SPIC.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPI1 Gene
Binds to the PU-box, a purine-rich DNA sequence (5-GAGGAA-3) that can act as a lymphoid-specific enhancer. This protein is a transcriptional activator that may be specifically involved in the differentiation or activation of macrophages or B-cells. Also binds RNA and may modulate pre-mRNA splicing (By similarity).