Aliases for PCGF1 Gene
External Ids for PCGF1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCGF1 Gene
PCGF1 is a mammalian homolog of the Drosophila polycomb group genes, which act as transcriptional repressors to regulate anterior-posterior patterning in early embryonic development (Nunes et al., 2001 [PubMed 11287196]). See also PCGF2 (MIM 600346).[supplied by OMIM, Aug 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PCGF1 Gene
PCGF1 (Polycomb Group Ring Finger 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling pathways regulating pluripotency of stem cells. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein C-terminus binding. An important paralog of this gene is BMI1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PCGF1 Gene
Component of the Polycomb group (PcG) multiprotein BCOR complex, a complex required to maintain the transcriptionally repressive state of some genes, such as BCL6 and the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, CDKN1A. Transcriptional repressor that may be targeted to the DNA by BCL6; this transcription repressor activity may be related to PKC signaling pathway. Represses CDKN1A expression by binding to its promoter, and this repression is dependent on the retinoic acid response element (RARE element). Promotes cell cycle progression and enhances cell proliferation as well. May have a positive role in tumor cell growth by down-regulating CDKN1A. Component of a Polycomb group (PcG) multiprotein PRC1-like complex, a complex class required to maintain the transcriptionally repressive state of many genes, including Hox genes, throughout development. PcG PRC1 complex acts via chromatin remodeling and modification of histones; it mediates monoubiquitination of histone H2A 'Lys-119', rendering chromatin heritably changed in its expressibility (PubMed:26151332). Within the PRC1-like complex, regulates RNF2 ubiquitin ligase activity (PubMed:26151332). Regulates the expression of DPPA4 and NANOG in the NT2 embryonic carcinoma cells (PubMed:26687479).