Aliases for TFAP2C Gene
External Ids for TFAP2C Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a sequence-specific DNA-binding transcription factor involved in the activation of several developmental genes. The encoded protein can act as either a homodimer or heterodimer with other family members and is induced during retinoic acid-mediated differentiation. It plays a role in the development of the eyes, face, body wall, limbs, and neural tube. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TFAP2C Gene
TFAP2C (Transcription Factor AP-2 Gamma (Activating Enhancer Binding Protein 2 Gamma)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TFAP2C include exencephaly. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle / Checkpoint Control and Apoptosis and Autophagy. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity involved in positive regulation of transcription. An important paralog of this gene is TFAP2E.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TFAP2C Gene
Sequence-specific DNA-binding protein that interacts with inducible viral and cellular enhancer elements to regulate transcription of selected genes. AP-2 factors bind to the consensus sequence 5-GCCNNNGGC-3 and activate genes involved in a large spectrum of important biological functions including proper eye, face, body wall, limb and neural tube development. They also suppress a number of genes including MCAM/MUC18, C/EBP alpha and MYC. Involved in the MTA1-mediated epigenetic regulation of ESR1 expression in breast cancer.