Aliases for SOX8 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SOX8 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 may be involved in brain development and function. Haploinsufficiency for this protein may contribute to the cognitive disability found in an alpha-thalassemia-related syndrome (ART-16). This protein is also highly expressed in the majority of human hepatocellular carcinomas and promotes cellular proliferation and enhanced tumor growth. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2017]
GeneCards Summary for SOX8 Gene
SOX8 (SRY-Box Transcription Factor 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SOX8 include Alpha Thalassemia-Intellectual Disability Syndrome Type 1 and Alpha-Thalassemia. Among its related pathways are Preimplantation Embryo and ERK Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and protein heterodimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is SOX9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SOX8 Gene
May play a role in central nervous system, limb and facial development. May be involved in male sex determination. Binds the consensus motif 5'-[AT][AT]CAA[AT]G-3' (By similarity).