Aliases for TCF21 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TCF21 Gene
TCF21 encodes a transcription factor of the basic helix-loop-helix family. The TCF21 product is mesoderm specific, and expressed in embryonic epicardium, mesenchyme-derived tissues of lung, gut, gonad, and both mesenchymal and glomerular epithelial cells in the kidney. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TCF21 Gene
TCF21 (Transcription Factor 21) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TCF21 include Uterine Corpus Endometrial Carcinoma and Pericoronitis. Among its related pathways are TGF-Beta Pathway and CDK-mediated phosphorylation and removal of Cdc6. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein dimerization activity and proximal promoter DNA-binding transcription repressor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific. An important paralog of this gene is MSC.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TCF21 Gene
Involved in epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in kidney and lung morphogenesis that include epithelial differentiation and branching morphogenesis. May play a role in the specification or differentiation of one or more subsets of epicardial cell types.