zinc finger and BTB domain containing 42
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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the C2H2 zinc finger protein family. This protein is predicted to have a pox virus and zinc finger (POZ) domain at the N-terminus and four zinc finger domains at the C-terminus. In human and mouse, the protein localizes to the nuclei of skeletal muscle cells. Knockdown of this gene in zebrafish results in abnormal skeletal muscle development and myofibrillar disorganization. A novel homozygous variant of the human gene has been associated with lethal congenital contracture syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder that results in muscle wasting. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2015]
Transcriptional repressor. Specifically binds DNA and probably acts by recruiting chromatin remodeling multiprotein complexes.
From NCBI Gene:
- Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 6
Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 6 (LCCS6): A form of lethal congenital contracture syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by degeneration of anterior horn neurons, extreme skeletal muscle atrophy and congenital non-progressive joint contractures. The contractures can involve the upper or lower limbs and/or the vertebral column, leading to various degrees of flexion or extension limitations evident at birth. LCCS6 features include severe polyhydramnios and absent stomach, in addition to multiple contracture deformities. [MIM:616248]