Aliases for HES6 Gene
External Ids for HES6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HES6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a subfamily of basic helix-loop-helix transcription repressors that have homology to the Drosophila enhancer of split genes. Members of this gene family regulate cell differentiation in numerous cell types. The protein encoded by this gene functions as a cofactor, interacting with other transcription factors through a tetrapeptide domain in its C-terminus. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described.[provided by RefSeq, Dec 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HES6 Gene
HES6 (Hes Family BHLH Transcription Factor 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HES6 include Mood Disorder and Brain Cancer. Among its related pathways are PI3K-Akt signaling pathway and Notch Signaling Pathway (sino). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and protein dimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is HES4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HES6 Gene
Does not bind DNA itself but suppresses both HES1-mediated N box-dependent transcriptional repression and binding of HES1 to E box sequences. Also suppresses HES1-mediated inhibition of the heterodimer formed by ASCL1/MASH1 and TCF3/E47, allowing ASCL1 and TCF3 to up-regulate transcription in its presence. Promotes cell differentiation (By similarity).