Early Detection Research Network

CTCFL

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • Zinc finger protein CTCF-T,
  • CTCFL,
  • CTCF-like protein,
  • CT27,
  • CTCF paralog,
  • dJ579F20.2,
  • BORIS,
  • CCCTC-binding factor,
  • cancer/testis antigen 27,
  • CCCTC-binding factor (zinc finger protein)-like,

Description…

CTCFL, a testis-specific DNA binding protein containing 11 C2H2-type zinc fingers, belongs to the CTCF zinc-finger protein family. CTCFL is responsible for insulator function, nuclear architecture and transcriptional control, which probably acts by recruiting epigenetic chromatin modifiers. It is specifically expressed in primary spermatocytes. CTCFL plays a key role in gene imprinting in male germline, by participating in the establishment of differential methylation at the IGF2/H19 imprinted control region (ICR). It directly binds the unmethylated H19 ICR and recruits the PRMT7 methyltransferase, leading to methylate histone H4 'Arg-3' to form H4R3sme2. CTCFL seems to act as tumor suppressor. CTCFL is required for dimethylation of H3 lysine 4 (H3K4me2) of MYC and BRCA1 promoters.

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Attributes
QA State: Under Review
Type: Protein
HGNC Name: CTCFL

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This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.