Aliases for PITX1 Gene
External Ids for PITX1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PITX1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PITX1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the RIEG/PITX homeobox family, which is in the bicoid class of homeodomain proteins. Members of this family are involved in organ development and left-right asymmetry. This protein acts as a transcriptional regulator involved in basal and hormone-regulated activity of prolactin. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PITX1 Gene
PITX1 (Paired Like Homeodomain 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PITX1 include Clubfoot, Congenital, With Or Without Deficiency Of Long Bones And/Or Mirror-Image Polydactyly and Liebenberg Syndrome. Among its related pathways are DAG and IP3 signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and proximal promoter DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific. An important paralog of this gene is PITX2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PITX1 Gene
Sequence-specific transcription factor that binds gene promoters and activates their transcription. May play a role in the development of anterior structures, and in particular, the brain and facies and in specifying the identity or structure of hindlimb.