Aliases for KLF7 Gene
External Ids for KLF7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KLF7 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the Kruppel-like transcriptional regulator family. Members in this family regulate cell proliferation, differentiation and survival and contain three C2H2 zinc fingers at the C-terminus that mediate binding to GC-rich sites. This protein may contribute to the progression of type 2 diabetes by inhibiting insulin expression and secretion in pancreatic beta-cells and by deregulating adipocytokine secretion in adipocytes. A pseudogene of this gene is located on the long arm of chromosome 3. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2012]
GeneCards Summary for KLF7 Gene
KLF7 (Kruppel Like Factor 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Adipogenesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and transcription coactivator activity. An important paralog of this gene is KLF6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for KLF7 Gene
Transcriptional factor (PubMed:9774444, PubMed:16339272). Plays a critical role in neuronal morphogenesis and survival of sensory neurons (By similarity). Represses the corneal epithelium differentiation (PubMed:28916725). Acts also as a metabolic regulator, by modulating insulin sensitivity in pancreatic beta cells and skeletal muscle cells (PubMed:16339272). Inhibits transcriptional inducers of adipogenesis and has a repressive role in the expression of several adipokines, including leptin (PubMed:16339272).