Aliases for PPARD Gene
External Ids for PPARD Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PPARD Gene
This gene encodes a member of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) family. The encoded protein is thought to function as an integrator of transcriptional repression and nuclear receptor signaling. It may inhibit the ligand-induced transcriptional activity of peroxisome proliferator activated receptors alpha and gamma, though evidence for this effect is inconsistent. Expression of this gene in colorectal cancer cells may be variable but is typically relatively low. Knockout studies in mice suggested a role for this protein in myelination of the corpus callosum, lipid metabolism, differentiation, and epidermal cell proliferation. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct protein isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2017]
GeneCards Summary for PPARD Gene
PPARD (Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Delta) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PPARD include Diabetic Cataract and Abdominal Obesity-Metabolic Syndrome 1. Among its related pathways are Signaling by Retinoic Acid and Ectoderm Differentiation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and transcription coactivator activity. An important paralog of this gene is PPARA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PPARD Gene
Ligand-activated transcription factor. Receptor that binds peroxisome proliferators such as hypolipidemic drugs and fatty acids. Has a preference for poly-unsaturated fatty acids, such as gamma-linoleic acid and eicosapentanoic acid. Once activated by a ligand, the receptor binds to promoter elements of target genes. Regulates the peroxisomal beta-oxidation pathway of fatty acids. Functions as transcription activator for the acyl-CoA oxidase gene. Decreases expression of NPC1L1 once activated by a ligand.
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPARdelta), also known as PPARbeta, is a member of the nuclear receptor family of ligand-activated transcription factors that heterodimerize with the retinoic X receptor (RXR) to regulate gene expression.