Aliases for UXT Gene
External Ids for UXT Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UXT Gene
The protein encoded by this gene functions as a cofactor that modulates androgen receptor-dependent transcription, and also plays a critical role in tumor necrosis factor-induced apoptosis. Expression of this gene may play a role in tumorigenesis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2011]
GeneCards Summary for UXT Gene
UXT (Ubiquitously Expressed Prefoldin Like Chaperone) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are E2F transcription factor network. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding and actin filament binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UXT Gene
Involved in gene transcription regulation (PubMed:28106301, PubMed:21730289). Acts in concert with the corepressor URI1 to regulate androgen receptor AR-mediated transcription (PubMed:11854421, PubMed:21730289). Together with URI1, associates with chromatin to the NKX3-1 promoter region (PubMed:21730289). Negatively regulates the transcriptional activity of the estrogen receptor ESR1 by inducing its translocation into the cytoplasm (PubMed:28106301). May act as nuclear chaperone that facilitates the formation of the NF-kappa-B enhanceosome and thus positively regulates NF-kappa-B transcription activity (PubMed:17620405, PubMed:21307340). Potential component of mitochondrial-associated LRPPRC, a multidomain organizer that potentially integrates mitochondria and the microtubular cytoskeleton with chromosome remodeling (PubMed:17554592). Increasing concentrations of UXT contributes to progressive aggregation of mitochondria and cell death potentially through its association with LRPPRC (PubMed:17554592). Suppresses cell transformation and it might mediate this function by interaction and inhibition of the biological activity of cell proliferation and survival stimulatory factors like MECOM (PubMed:17635584).
Isoform 1: Plays a role in protecting cells against TNF-alpha-induced apoptosis by preventing the recruitment of FADD and caspase 8 to the apoptotic complex I, composed of TRADD, TRAF2 and RIPK1/RIP.