Aliases for NFKBIZ Gene
External Ids for NFKBIZ Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NFKBIZ Gene
This gene is a member of the ankyrin-repeat family and is induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The C-terminal portion of the encoded product which contains the ankyrin repeats, shares high sequence similarity with the I kappa B family of proteins. The latter are known to play a role in inflammatory responses to LPS by their interaction with NF-B proteins through ankyrin-repeat domains. Studies in mouse indicate that this gene product is one of the nuclear I kappa B proteins and an activator of IL-6 production. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NFKBIZ Gene
NFKBIZ (NFKB Inhibitor Zeta) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NFKBIZ include Myxoid Liposarcoma. Among its related pathways are Transcriptional misregulation in cancer and MAPK Erk Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transcription coregulator activity. An important paralog of this gene is NFKBID.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NFKBIZ Gene
Involved in regulation of NF-kappa-B transcription factor complexes. Inhibits NF-kappa-B activity without affecting its nuclear translocation upon stimulation. Inhibits DNA-binding of RELA and NFKB1/p50, and of the NF-kappa-B p65-p50 heterodimer and the NF-kappa-B p50-p50 homodimer. Seems also to activate NF-kappa-B-mediated transcription. In vitro, upon association with NFKB1/p50 has transcriptional activation activity and, together with NFKB1/p50 and RELA, is recruited to LCN2 promoters. Promotes transcription of LCN2 and DEFB4. Is recruited to IL-6 promoters and activates IL-6 but decreases TNF-alpha production in response to LPS. Seems to be involved in the induction of inflammatory genes activated through TLR/IL-1 receptor signaling. May promote apoptosis (By similarity). Involved in the induction of T helper 17 cells (Th17) differentiation upon recognition of antigen by T cell antigen receptor (TCR) (By similarity).