BCL11A, BAF complex component
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a C2H2 type zinc-finger protein by its similarity to the mouse Bcl11a/Evi9 protein. The corresponding mouse gene is a common site of retroviral integration in myeloid leukemia, and may function as a leukemia disease gene, in part, through its interaction with BCL6. During hematopoietic cell differentiation, this gene is down-regulated. It is possibly involved in lymphoma pathogenesis since translocations associated with B-cell malignancies also deregulates its expression. Multiple transcript variants encoding several different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Transcription factor associated with the BAF SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex (By similarity). Repressor of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) level (PubMed:26375765). Involved in brain development (PubMed:27453576). Functions as a myeloid and B-cell proto-oncogene. May play important roles in leukemogenesis and hematopoiesis. Essential factor in lymphopoiesis required for B-cell formation in fetal liver. May function as a modulator of the transcriptional repression activity of ARP1.
From NCBI Gene:
- Intellectual developmental disorder with persistence of fetal hemoglobin
Chromosomal aberrations involving BCL11A may be a cause of lymphoid malignancies. Translocation t(2;14)(p13;q32.3) causes BCL11A deregulation and amplification.
Intellectual developmental disorder with persistence of fetal hemoglobin (IDPFH): An autosomal dominant disorder characterized by delayed psychomotor development, intellectual disability, variable dysmorphic features, including microcephaly, downslanting palpebral fissures, strabismus, and external ear abnormalities, and asymptomatic persistence of fetal hemoglobin. [MIM:617101]