Aliases for RAI1 Gene
External Ids for RAI1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RAI1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RAI1 Gene
This gene is located within the Smith-Magenis syndrome region on chromosome 17. It is highly similar to its mouse counterpart and is expressed at high levels mainly in neuronal tissues. The protein encoded by this gene includes a polymorphic polyglutamine tract in the N-terminal domain. Expression of the mouse counterpart in neurons is induced by retinoic acid. This gene is associated with both the severity of the phenotype and the response to medication in schizophrenic patients. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RAI1 Gene
RAI1 (Retinoic Acid Induced 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RAI1 include Smith-Magenis Syndrome and Alacrima, Achalasia, And Mental Retardation Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Circadian rythm related genes and BMAL1-CLOCK,NPAS2 activates circadian gene expression. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include enhancer binding. An important paralog of this gene is TCF20.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for RAI1 Gene
Transcriptional regulator of the circadian clock components: CLOCK, ARNTL/BMAL1, ARNTL2/BMAL2, PER1/3, CRY1/2, NR1D1/2 and RORA/C. Positively regulates the transcriptional activity of CLOCK a core component of the circadian clock. Regulates transcription through chromatin remodeling by interacting with other proteins in chromatin as well as proteins in the basic transcriptional machinery. May be important for embryonic and postnatal development. May be involved in neuronal differentiation.