Aliases for ATOH7 Gene
External Ids for ATOH7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ATOH7 Gene
This intronless gene encodes a member of the basic helix-loop-helix family of transcription factors, with similarity to Drosophila atonal gene that controls photoreceptor development. Studies in mice suggest that this gene plays a central role in retinal ganglion cell and optic nerve formation. Mutations in this gene are associated with nonsyndromic congenital retinal nonattachment. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]
GeneCards Summary for ATOH7 Gene
ATOH7 (Atonal BHLH Transcription Factor 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ATOH7 include Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous, Autosomal Recessive and Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous. Among its related pathways are Circadian rythm related genes. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein dimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is ATOH1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ATOH7 Gene
Transcription factor involved in the differentiation of retinal ganglion cells.