BCL9, transcription coactivator
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From NCBI Gene:
BCL9 is associated with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It may be a target of translocation in B-cell malignancies with abnormalities of 1q21. Its function is unknown. The overexpression of BCL9 may be of pathogenic significance in B-cell malignancies. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Involved in signal transduction through the Wnt pathway. Promotes beta-catenin's transcriptional activity.
Covered on Genetics Home Reference:
A chromosomal aberration involving BCL9 is found in a patient with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Translocation t(1;14)(q21;q32). This translocation leaves the coding region intact, but may have pathogenic effects due to alterations in the expression level of BCL9. Several cases of translocations within the 3'-UTR of BCL9 have been found in B-cell malignancies.