The transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor -gamma (PPARg) plays essential roles in adipogenesis by regulating adipocyte-specific genes through association of various co-factors. One such co-factor, PGCC1 (also known as FAM120B), is widely expressed in adult tissues and throughout embryonic development. Overexpression of this protein in OP9 pre-adipocytes promoted their differentiation into adipocytes, and knockdown of PGCC1 expression through RNA interference blocked this process. PGCC1 is homologous to C9orf10 (also known as FAM120A) and has been mapped to chromosome Xp11.22. At least two isoforms of PGCC1 are known to exist.
Constitutive coactivator of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma; Constitutive coactivator of PPAR-gamma; PGCC1; PPARG constitutive coactivator 1; PPARgamma constitutive coactivator 1; Protein FAM120B
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