Aliases for RXRG Gene
External Ids for RXRG Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RXRG Gene
This gene encodes a member of the retinoid X receptor (RXR) family of nuclear receptors which are involved in mediating the antiproliferative effects of retinoic acid (RA). This receptor forms dimers with the retinoic acid, thyroid hormone, and vitamin D receptors, increasing both DNA binding and transcriptional function on their respective response elements. This gene is expressed at significantly lower levels in non-small cell lung cancer cells. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for RXRG Gene
RXRG (Retinoid X Receptor Gamma) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RXRG include Hyperlipidemia, Familial Combined, 3 and Lung Cancer. Among its related pathways are Signaling by Retinoic Acid and Gastric cancer. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is RXRA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for RXRG Gene
Receptor for retinoic acid. Retinoic acid receptors bind as heterodimers to their target response elements in response to their ligands, all-trans or 9-cis retinoic acid, and regulate gene expression in various biological processes. The RAR/RXR heterodimers bind to the retinoic acid response elements (RARE) composed of tandem 5'-AGGTCA-3' sites known as DR1-DR5. The high affinity ligand for RXRs is 9-cis retinoic acid (By similarity).
Retinoid X receptors (RXR) are members of the NR2B nuclear receptor family and are common binding partners to many other nuclear receptors, including PPARs, liver X receptors (LXRs) and vitamin D receptors (VDRs). There are three RXR subtypes; alpha, beta and gamma.