This target displays homology in the following species: Cow: 100%; Dog: 100%; Guinea Pig: 100%; Horse: 100%; Human: 100%; Mouse: 100%; Rabbit: 100%; Rat: 100%
The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor TCF21/Pod1 (also called capsulin or epicardin) is involved in kidney, lung and spleen organogenesis. It is also essential for normal development of the testes and ovaries. TCF21/Pod1 is involved in the transcriptional repression of steroidogenic factor 1 (Sf1/Nr5a1/Ad4BP), an orphan nuclear receptor that regulates the expression of multiple genes (including Scc) that mediate sexual differentiation.
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Protein Aliases: bHLHa23; Capsulin; Class A basic helix-loop-helix protein 23; Epicardin; Pod-1; Podocyte-expressed 1; TCF-21; Transcription factor 21
Gene Aliases: BHLHA23; POD1; TCF21
UniProt ID: (Human) O43680
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 6943