Aliases for MED4 Gene
External Ids for MED4 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MED4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MED4 Gene
This gene encodes a component of the Mediator complex. The Mediator complex interacts with DNA-binding gene-specific transcription factors to modulate transcription by RNA polymerase II. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2012]
GeneCards Summary for MED4 Gene
MED4 (Mediator Complex Subunit 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Regulation of lipid metabolism by Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha) and Developmental Biology. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nuclear receptor transcription coactivator activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MED4 Gene
Component of the Mediator complex, a coactivator involved in the regulated transcription of nearly all RNA polymerase II-dependent genes. Mediator functions as a bridge to convey information from gene-specific regulatory proteins to the basal RNA polymerase II transcription machinery. Mediator is recruited to promoters by direct interactions with regulatory proteins and serves as a scaffold for the assembly of a functional preinitiation complex with RNA polymerase II and the general transcription factors.