This gene encodes a component of the mediator complex, a transcriptional coactivator complex thought to be required for the expression of almost all genes. The mediator complex is recruited by transcriptional activators or nuclear receptors to induce gene expression, possibly by interacting with RNA polymerase II and promoting the formation of a transcriptional pre-initiation complex. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
Protein Aliases: DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit; DNA-PK catalytic subunit; DNPK1; hyper-radiosensitivity of murine scid mutation, complementing 1; p460
Gene Aliases: DNA-PKcs; DNAPK; DNPK1; HYRC; HYRC1; IMD26; p350; PRKDC; XRCC7
UniProt ID: (Human) P78527
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 5591