Aliases for ZBTB48 Gene
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Previous HGNC Symbols for ZBTB48 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ZBTB48 Gene
GeneCards Summary for ZBTB48 Gene
ZBTB48 (Zinc Finger And BTB Domain Containing 48) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and DNA-binding transcription factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ZNF84.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ZBTB48 Gene
Telomere-binding protein that acts as a regulator of telomere length (PubMed:28500257, PubMed:28082411). Directly binds the telomeric double-stranded 5'-TTAGGG-3' repeat (PubMed:28500257, PubMed:28082411). Preferentially binds to telomeres that have a low concentration of shelterin complex and acts as a regulator of telomere length by initiating telomere trimming, a process that prevents the accumulation of aberrantly long telomeres (PubMed:28082411). Also acts as a transcription regulator that binds to promoter regions (PubMed:7969177, PubMed:24382891, PubMed:28500257). Regulates expression of a small subset of genes, including MTFP1 (PubMed:28500257). Regulates expression the J and/or S elements in MHC II promoter (PubMed:7969177). Acts as a negative regulator of cell proliferation by specifically activating expression of ARF, a tumor suppressor isoform of CDKN2A (PubMed:24382891).