Aliases for ZBTB18 Gene
External Ids for ZBTB18 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ZBTB18 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ZBTB18 Gene
This gene encodes a C2H2-type zinc finger protein which acts a transcriptional repressor of genes involved in neuronal development. The encoded protein recognizes a specific sequence motif and recruits components of chromatin to target genes. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2013]
GeneCards Summary for ZBTB18 Gene
ZBTB18 (Zinc Finger And BTB Domain Containing 18) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ZBTB18 include Mental Retardation, Autosomal Dominant 22 and Retinitis Pigmentosa 58. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is ZBTB42.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ZBTB18 Gene
Transcriptional repressor that plays a role in various developmental processes such as myogenesis and brain development. Plays a key role in myogenesis by directly repressing the expression of ID2 and ID3, 2 inhibitors of skeletal myogenesis. Also involved in controlling cell division of progenitor cells and regulating the survival of postmitotic cortical neurons. Specifically binds the consensus DNA sequence 5'-[AC]ACATCTG[GT][AC]-3' which contains the E box core, and acts by recruiting chromatin remodeling multiprotein complexes. May also play a role in the organization of chromosomes in the nucleus.