Aliases for PCGF6 Gene
External Ids for PCGF6 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PCGF6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCGF6 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene contains a RING finger motif, which is most closely related to those of polycomb group (PcG) proteins RNF110/MEL-18 and BMI1. PcG proteins are known to form protein complexes and function as transcription repressors. This protein has been shown to interact with some PcG proteins and act as a transcription repressor. The activity of this protein is found to be regulated by cell cycle dependent phosphorylation. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PCGF6 Gene
PCGF6 (Polycomb Group Ring Finger 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling pathways regulating pluripotency of stem cells. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA binding transcription factor activity and transcriptional repressor activity, RNA polymerase II transcription regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCGF1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCGF6 Gene
Transcriptional repressor (PubMed:12167161). May modulate the levels of histone H3K4Me3 by activating KDM5D histone demethylase (PubMed:17320162). Component of a Polycomb group (PcG) multiprotein PRC1-like complex, a complex class required to maintain the transcriptionally repressive state of many genes, including Hox genes, throughout development. PcG PRC1 complex acts via chromatin remodeling and modification of histones; it mediates monoubiquitination of histone H2A Lys-119, rendering chromatin heritably changed in its expressibility (PubMed:12167161). Within the PRC1-like complex, regulates RNF2 ubiquitin ligase activity (PubMed:26151332).