Aliases for NOCT Gene
External Ids for NOCT Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NOCT Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is highly similar to Nocturnin, a gene identified as a circadian clock regulated gene in Xenopus laevis. This protein and Nocturnin protein share similarity with the C-terminal domain of a yeast transcription factor, carbon catabolite repression 4 (CCR4). The mRNA abundance of a similar gene in mouse has been shown to exhibit circadian rhythmicity, which suggests a role for this protein in clock function or as a circadian clock effector. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NOCT Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NOCT Gene
Circadian deadenylase which plays an important role in post-transcriptional regulation of metabolic genes under circadian control. Degrades poly(A) tails of specific target mRNAs leading to their degradation and suppression of translation. Exerts a rhythmic post-transcriptional control of genes necessary for metabolic functions including nutrient absorption, glucose/insulin sensitivity, lipid metabolism, adipogenesis, inflammation and osteogenesis. Plays an important role in favoring adipogenesis over osteoblastogenesis and acts as a key regulator of the adipogenesis/osteogenesis balance. Promotes adipogenesis by activating PPARG transcriptional activity in a deadenylase-independent manner by facilitating its nuclear translocation. Regulates circadian expression of NOS2 in the liver and negatively regulates the circadian expression of IGF1 in the bone. Critical for proper development of early embryos (By similarity).