Aliases for SNAI1 Gene
External Ids for SNAI1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SNAI1 Gene
The Drosophila embryonic protein snail is a zinc finger transcriptional repressor which downregulates the expression of ectodermal genes within the mesoderm. The nuclear protein encoded by this gene is structurally similar to the Drosophila snail protein, and is also thought to be critical for mesoderm formation in the developing embryo. At least two variants of a similar processed pseudogene have been found on chromosome 2. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SNAI1 Gene
SNAI1 (Snail Family Transcriptional Repressor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SNAI1 include Snail Allergy and Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma. Among its related pathways are PAK Pathway and Mesodermal Commitment Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding and transcriptional repressor activity, RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is SNAI2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SNAI1 Gene
Involved in induction of the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), formation and maintenance of embryonic mesoderm, growth arrest, survival and cell migration. Binds to 3 E-boxes of the E-cadherin/CDH1 gene promoter and to the promoters of CLDN7 and KRT8 and, in association with histone demethylase KDM1A which it recruits to the promoters, causes a decrease in dimethylated H3K4 levels and represses transcription. Associates with EGR1 and SP1 to mediate tetradecanoyl phorbol acetate (TPA)-induced up-regulation of CDKN2B, possibly by binding to the CDKN2B promoter region 5-TCACA-3. In addition, may also activate the CDKN2B promoter by itself.