Aliases for AFF1 Gene
External Ids for AFF1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AFF1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AFF1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the AF4/ lymphoid nuclear protein related to the Fragile X E syndrome (FRAXE) family of proteins, which have been implicated in human childhood lymphoblastic leukemia, fragile chromosome X intellectual disability, and ataxia. It is the prevalent mixed-lineage leukemia fusion gene associated with spontaneous acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Members of this family have three conserved domains: an N-terminal homology domain, an AF4/ lymphoid nuclear protein domain, and a C-terminal homology domain. The protein functions as a regulator of RNA polymerase II-mediated transcription through elongation and chromatin remodeling functions. Through RNA interference screens, this gene has been shown to promote the expression of CD133, a plasma membrane glycoprotein required for leukemia cell survival. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2017]
GeneCards Summary for AFF1 Gene
AFF1 (AF4/FMR2 Family Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AFF1 include Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic 3 and Acute Leukemia. Among its related pathways are Transcriptional misregulation in cancer. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is AFF4.