REST gene

RE1 silencing transcription factor

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene was initially identified as a transcriptional repressor that represses neuronal genes in non-neuronal tissues. However, depending on the cellular context, this gene can act as either an oncogene or a tumor suppressor. The encoded protein is a member of the Kruppel-type zinc finger transcription factor family. It represses transcription by binding a DNA sequence element called the neuron-restrictive silencer element. The protein is also found in undifferentiated neuronal progenitor cells and it is thought that this repressor may act as a master negative regulator of neurogenesis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described. [provided by RefSeq, May 2018]

From UniProt:

Transcriptional repressor which binds neuron-restrictive silencer element (NRSE) and represses neuronal gene transcription in non-neuronal cells. Restricts the expression of neuronal genes by associating with two distinct corepressors, mSin3 and CoREST, which in turn recruit histone deacetylase to the promoters of REST-regulated genes. Mediates repression by recruiting the BHC complex at RE1/NRSE sites which acts by deacetylating and demethylating specific sites on histones, thereby acting as a chromatin modifier. Transcriptional repression by REST-CDYL via the recruitment of histone methyltransferase EHMT2 may be important in transformation suppression.

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From NCBI Gene:

  • FIBROMATOSIS, GINGIVAL, 5
  • Wilms tumor 6

From UniProt:

Wilms tumor 6 (WT6): A pediatric malignancy of kidney, and the most common childhood abdominal malignancy. It is caused by the uncontrolled multiplication of renal stem, stromal, and epithelial cells. [MIM:616806]

Fibromatosis, gingival, 5 (GINGF5): An autosomal dominant form of hereditary gingival fibromatosis, a rare condition characterized by a slow, progressive overgrowth of the gingiva. The excess gingival tissue can cover part of or the entire crown, and can result in diastemas, teeth displacement, or retention of primary or impacted teeth. [MIM:617626]

Cytogenetic Location: 4q12, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 4 at position 12

Molecular Location: base pairs 56,907,876 to 56,935,847 on chromosome 4 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 109, GRCh38.p12) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 4q12, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 4 at position 12
  • DFNA27
  • GINGF5
  • HGF5
  • NRSF
  • WT6
  • XBR