Aliases for SP100 Gene
External Ids for SP100 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SP100 Gene
This gene encodes a subnuclear organelle and major component of the PML (promyelocytic leukemia)-SP100 nuclear bodies. PML and SP100 are covalently modified by the SUMO-1 modifier, which is considered crucial to nuclear body interactions. The encoded protein binds heterochromatin proteins and is thought to play a role in tumorigenesis, immunity, and gene regulation. Alternatively spliced variants have been identified for this gene; one of which encodes a high-mobility group protein. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for SP100 Gene
SP100 (SP100 Nuclear Antigen) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SP100 include Herpes Simplex and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. Among its related pathways are Interferon gamma signaling and Metabolism of proteins. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and chromatin binding. An important paralog of this gene is SP140.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SP100 Gene
Together with PML, this tumor suppressor is a major constituent of the PML bodies, a subnuclear organelle involved in a large number of physiological processes including cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. Functions as a transcriptional coactivator of ETS1 and ETS2 according to PubMed:11909962. Under certain conditions, it may also act as a corepressor of ETS1 preventing its binding to DNA according to PubMed:15247905. Through the regulation of ETS1 it may play a role in angiogenesis, controlling endothelial cell motility and invasion. Through interaction with the MRN complex it may be involved in the regulation of telomeres lengthening. May also regulate TP53-mediated transcription and through CASP8AP2, regulate FAS-mediated apoptosis. Also plays a role in infection by viruses, including human cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus, through mechanisms that may involve chromatin and/or transcriptional regulation.