Aliases for NFATC1 Gene
External Ids for NFATC1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NFATC1 Gene
The product of this gene is a component of the nuclear factor of activated T cells DNA-binding transcription complex. This complex consists of at least two components: a preexisting cytosolic component that translocates to the nucleus upon T cell receptor (TCR) stimulation, and an inducible nuclear component. Proteins belonging to this family of transcription factors play a central role in inducible gene transcription during immune response. The product of this gene is an inducible nuclear component. It functions as a major molecular target for the immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporin A. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene. Different isoforms of this protein may regulate inducible expression of different cytokine genes. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]
GeneCards Summary for NFATC1 Gene
NFATC1 (Nuclear Factor Of Activated T Cells 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NFATC1 include Cherubism and Atrioventricular Septal Defect. Among its related pathways are Oxytocin signaling pathway and Signaling by Wnt. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and transcription regulatory region DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is NFATC3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NFATC1 Gene
Plays a role in the inducible expression of cytokine genes in T-cells, especially in the induction of the IL-2 or IL-4 gene transcription. Also controls gene expression in embryonic cardiac cells. Could regulate not only the activation and proliferation but also the differentiation and programmed death of T-lymphocytes as well as lymphoid and non-lymphoid cells (PubMed:10358178). Required for osteoclastogenesis and regulates many genes important for osteoclast differentiation and function (By similarity).
NFAT (Nuclear Factor of Activated T-Cells) proteins are transcription factors that are integral for the development and function of the immune system. Five NFAT isoforms have been identified to date, NFATC1-C4 and NFAT5.