Aliases for HES1 Gene
External Ids for HES1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for HES1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HES1 Gene
This protein belongs to the basic helix-loop-helix family of transcription factors. It is a transcriptional repressor of genes that require a bHLH protein for their transcription. The protein has a particular type of basic domain that contains a helix interrupting protein that binds to the N-box rather than the canonical E-box. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HES1 Gene
HES1 (Hes Family BHLH Transcription Factor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HES1 include Medulloblastoma and Precursor T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Among its related pathways are Gene regulatory network modelling somitogenesis and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is HES4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HES1 Gene
Transcriptional repressor of genes that require a bHLH protein for their transcription. May act as a negative regulator of myogenesis by inhibiting the functions of MYOD1 and ASH1. Binds DNA on N-box motifs: 5'-CACNAG-3' with high affinity and on E-box motifs: 5'-CANNTG-3' with low affinity (By similarity). May play a role in a functional FA core complex response to DNA cross-link damage, being required for the stability and nuclear localization of FA core complex proteins, as well as for FANCD2 monoubiquitination in response to DNA damage.