Aliases for NKX6-1 Gene
External Ids for NKX6-1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NKX6-1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NKX6-1 Gene
In the pancreas, NKX6.1 is required for the development of beta cells and is a potent bifunctional transcription regulator that binds to AT-rich sequences within the promoter region of target genes Iype et al. (2004) [PubMed 15056733].[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NKX6-1 Gene
NKX6-1 (NK6 Homeobox 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NKX6-1 include Maturity-Onset Diabetes Of The Young and Pancreatic Agenesis. Among its related pathways are Dopaminergic Neurogenesis and Regulation of beta-cell development. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and chromatin binding. An important paralog of this gene is NKX6-2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NKX6-1 Gene
Transcription factor which binds to specific A/T-rich DNA sequences in the promoter regions of a number of genes. Involved in the development of insulin-producing beta cells in the islets of Langerhans at the secondary transition (By similarity). Together with NKX2-2 and IRX3 acts to restrict the generation of motor neurons to the appropriate region of the neural tube. Belongs to the class II proteins of neuronal progenitor factors, which are induced by SHH signals (By similarity).