External Ids for NES Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NES Gene
This gene encodes a member of the intermediate filament protein family and is expressed primarily in nerve cells. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011]
GeneCards Summary for NES Gene
NES (Nestin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NES include Brain Stem Cancer and Ependymoblastoma. Among its related pathways are Neural Stem Cell Differentiation Pathways and Lineage-specific Markers and Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation Pathways and Lineage-specific Markers. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity and intermediate filament binding. An important paralog of this gene is SYNM.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NES Gene
Required for brain and eye development. Promotes the disassembly of phosphorylated vimentin intermediate filaments (IF) during mitosis and may play a role in the trafficking and distribution of IF proteins and other cellular factors to daughter cells during progenitor cell division. Required for survival, renewal and mitogen-stimulated proliferation of neural progenitor cells (By similarity).