Aliases for TCF7 Gene
External Ids for TCF7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TCF7 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the T-cell factor/lymphoid enhancer-binding factor family of high mobility group (HMG) box transcriptional activators. This gene is expressed predominantly in T-cells and plays a critical role in natural killer cell and innate lymphoid cell development. The encoded protein forms a complex with beta-catenin and activates transcription through a Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway. Mice with a knockout of this gene are viable and fertile, but display a block in T-lymphocyte differentiation. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Naturally-occurring isoforms lacking the N-terminal beta-catenin interaction domain may act as dominant negative regulators of Wnt signaling. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2016]
GeneCards Summary for TCF7 Gene
TCF7 (Transcription Factor 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TCF7 include Gastric Cardia Adenocarcinoma and Astrocytoma. Among its related pathways are Regulation of Wnt-mediated beta catenin signaling and target gene transcription and Endometrial cancer. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and chromatin binding. An important paralog of this gene is TCF7L2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TCF7 Gene
Transcriptional activator involved in T-cell lymphocyte differentiation. Necessary for the survival of CD4(+) CD8(+) immature thymocytes. Isoforms lacking the N-terminal CTNNB1 binding domain cannot fulfill this role. Binds to the T-lymphocyte-specific enhancer element (5'-WWCAAAG-3') found in the promoter of the CD3E gene. Represses expression of the T-cell receptor gamma gene in alpha-beta T-cell lineages (By similarity). Required for the development of natural killer receptor-positive lymphoid tissue inducer T-cells (By similarity). TLE1, TLE2, TLE3 and TLE4 repress transactivation mediated by TCF7 and CTNNB1.May also act as feedback transcriptional repressor of CTNNB1 and TCF7L2 target genes.