Aliases for LOC117135104 Gene
- TMPRSS2 E3 Enhancer 3
External Ids for LOC117135104 Gene
- Entrez Gene: 117135104
This locus represents an enhancer located approximately 21 kb upstream of the TMPRSS2 (transmembrane serine protease 2) gene, which functions as an entry gene for human coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus). The extended TMPRSS2 5' regulatory region is responsive to androgen receptor (AR), and it drives expression of a TMPRSS2-ERG or TMPRSS2-ETV1 oncogenic fusion gene in androgen-dependent prostate cancers. This subregion functions as a non-AR-responsive enhancer that can activate a heterologous promoter in transfected LNCaP and VCaP prostate cancer cells. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2020]
GeneCards Summary for LOC117135104 Gene
LOC117135104 (TMPRSS2 E3 Enhancer) is a Biological Region gene. Diseases associated with LOC117135104 include Covid-19.