PHF6

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PHD finger protein 6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PHF6 gene.[1][2]

This gene is a member of the plant homeodomain (PHD)-like finger (PHF) family. It encodes a protein with two PHD-type zinc finger domains, indicating a potential role in transcriptional regulation, that localizes to the nucleolus. Mutations affecting the coding region of this gene or the splicing of the transcript have been associated with Börjeson-Forssman-Lehmann syndrome (BFLS), a disorder characterized by mental retardation, epilepsy, hypogonadism, hypometabolism, obesity, swelling of subcutaneous tissue of the face, narrow palpebral fissures, and large ears. Alternate transcriptional splice variants, encoding different isoforms, have been characterized.[2]

References

  1. Lower KM, Turner G, Kerr BA, Mathews KD, Shaw MA, Gedeon AK, Schelley S, Hoyme HE, White SM, Delatycki MB, Lampe AK, Clayton-Smith J, Stewart H, van Ravenswaay CM, de Vries BB, Cox B, Grompe M, Ross S, Thomas P, Mulley JC, Gecz J (Nov 2002). "Mutations in PHF6 are associated with Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann syndrome". Nat Genet. 32 (4): 661–665. doi:10.1038/ng1040. PMID 12415272.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Entrez Gene: PHF6 PHD finger protein 6".

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.



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