Aliases for SOX10 Gene
External Ids for SOX10 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SOX10 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the SOX (SRY-related HMG-box) family of transcription factors involved in the regulation of embryonic development and in the determination of the cell fate. The encoded protein may act as a transcriptional activator after forming a protein complex with other proteins. This protein acts as a nucleocytoplasmic shuttle protein and is important for neural crest and peripheral nervous system development. Mutations in this gene are associated with Waardenburg-Shah and Waardenburg-Hirschsprung disease. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SOX10 Gene
SOX10 (SRY-Box 10) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SOX10 include Peripheral Demyelinating Neuropathy, Central Dysmyelination, Waardenburg Syndrome, And Hirschsprung Disease and Waardenburg Syndrome, Type 2E. Among its related pathways are Neural Stem Cell Differentiation Pathways and Lineage-specific Markers and Neural Crest Differentiation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and chromatin binding. An important paralog of this gene is SOX9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SOX10 Gene
Transcription factor that plays a central role in developing and mature glia. Specifically activates expression of myelin genes, during oligodendrocyte (OL) maturation, such as DUSP15 and MYRF, thereby playing a central role in oligodendrocyte maturation and CNS myelination. Once induced, MYRF cooperates with SOX10 to implement the myelination program. Transcriptional activator of MITF, acting synergistically with PAX3 (PubMed:21965087).