Aliases for ZFPM2 Gene
External Ids for ZFPM2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ZFPM2 Gene
The zinc finger protein encoded by this gene is a widely expressed member of the FOG family of transcription factors. The family members modulate the activity of GATA family proteins, which are important regulators of hematopoiesis and cardiogenesis in mammals. It has been demonstrated that the protein can both activate and down-regulate expression of GATA-target genes, suggesting different modulation in different promoter contexts. A related mRNA suggests an alternatively spliced product but this information is not yet fully supported by the sequence. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ZFPM2 Gene
ZFPM2 (Zinc Finger Protein, FOG Family Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ZFPM2 include 46,Xy Sex Reversal 9 and Diaphragmatic Hernia 3. Among its related pathways are Factors involved in megakaryocyte development and platelet production and Response to elevated platelet cytosolic Ca2+. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and transcription corepressor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ZFPM1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ZFPM2 Gene
Transcription regulator that plays a central role in heart morphogenesis and development of coronary vessels from epicardium, by regulating genes that are essential during cardiogenesis. Essential cofactor that acts via the formation of a heterodimer with transcription factors of the GATA family GATA4, GATA5 and GATA6. Such heterodimer can both activate or repress transcriptional activity, depending on the cell and promoter context. Also required in gonadal differentiation, possibly be regulating expression of SRY. Probably acts a corepressor of NR2F2 (By similarity).