Aliases for ESRRA Gene
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Previous HGNC Symbols for ESRRA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ESRRA Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a nuclear receptor that is most closely related to the estrogen receptor. This protein acts as a site-specific transcription factor and interacts with members of the PGC-1 family of transcription cofactors to regulate the expression of most genes involved in cellular energy production as well as in the process of mitochondrial biogenesis. A processed pseudogene of ESRRA is located on chromosome 13q12.1. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2019]
GeneCards Summary for ESRRA Gene
ESRRA (Estrogen Related Receptor Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ESRRA include Endometrial Cancer and Estrogen-Receptor Negative Breast Cancer. Among its related pathways are Nuclear Receptor transcription pathway and Gene Expression. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is ESRRB.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ESRRA Gene
Binds to an ERR-alpha response element (ERRE) containing a single consensus half-site, 5'-TNAAGGTCA-3'. Can bind to the medium-chain acyl coenzyme A dehydrogenase (MCAD) response element NRRE-1 and may act as an important regulator of MCAD promoter. Binds to the C1 region of the lactoferrin gene promoter. Requires dimerization and the coactivator, PGC-1A, for full activity. The ERRalpha/PGC1alpha complex is a regulator of energy metabolism. Induces the expression of PERM1 in the skeletal muscle.
Estrogen controls many cellular processes including growth, differentiation and function of the reproductive system. Estrogen is also responsible for the growth and maintenance of the skeleton and the normal function of the cardiovascular and nervous systems.