Aliases for E2F6 Gene
External Ids for E2F6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for E2F6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of transcription factors that play a crucial role in the control of the cell cycle. The protein encoded by this gene lacks the transactivation and tumor suppressor protein association domains found in other family members, and contains a modular suppression domain that functions in the inhibition of transcription. It interacts in a complex with chromatin modifying factors. There are pseudogenes for this gene on chromosomes 22 and X. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2013]
GeneCards Summary for E2F6 Gene
E2F6 (E2F Transcription Factor 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with E2F6 include Retinal Cancer and Soft Palate Cancer. Among its related pathways are Cell cycle Cell cycle (generic schema) and Mitotic G1-G1/S phases. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and transcription corepressor activity. An important paralog of this gene is E2F3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for E2F6 Gene
Inhibitor of E2F-dependent transcription. Binds DNA cooperatively with DP proteins through the E2 recognition site, 5'-TTTC[CG]CGC-3'. Has a preference for the 5'-TTTCCCGC-3' E2F recognition site. E2F6 lacks the transcriptional activation and pocket protein binding domains. Appears to regulate a subset of E2F-dependent genes whose products are required for entry into the cell cycle but not for normal cell cycle progression. May silence expression via the recruitment of a chromatin remodeling complex containing histone H3-K9 methyltransferase activity. Overexpression delays the exit of cells from the S-phase.