additional sex combs like 3, transcriptional regulator
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a protein containing a plant homeodomain (PHD) zinc finger domain that plays a role in the regulation of gene transcription. The encoded protein has been shown to negatively regulate lipogenesis by binding to and inhibiting the transcriptional activity of two nuclear hormone receptors, oxysterols receptor LXR-alpha (LXRalpha) and thyroid hormone receptor beta (TRbeta). The encoded protein may also inhibit histone deubiquitination. Mutations in this gene have been identified in human patients with Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome, which is characterized by feeding difficulties, developmental delay and other features. [provided by RefSeq, May 2017]
Putative Polycomb group (PcG) protein. PcG proteins act by forming multiprotein complexes, which are required to maintain the transcriptionally repressive state of homeotic genes throughout development. PcG proteins are not required to initiate repression, but to maintain it during later stages of development. They probably act via methylation of histones, rendering chromatin heritably changed in its expressibility.
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- Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome
Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome (BRPS): A syndrome characterized by psychomotor retardation, feeding problems, severe postnatal growth retardation in some patients, arched eyebrows, anteverted nares, and ulnar deviation of the hands. [MIM:615485]