RARA - Retinoic acid receptor alpha - human protein (Function)
 
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RARA »  Retinoic acid receptor alpha  (RAR-alpha)
 
Protein also known as:  Nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group B member 1.
Gene name:  RARA
Family name: Nuclear hormone receptor » NR1
Entry whose protein(s) existence is based on evidence at protein level
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Overview 
Receptor for retinoic acid. Retinoic acid receptors bind as heterodimers to their target response elements in response to their ligands, all-trans or 9-cis retinoic acid, and regulate gene expression in various biological processes. The RXR/RAR heterodimers bind to the retinoic acid response elements (RARE) composed of tandem 5'-AGGTCA-3' sites known as DR1-DR5. In the absence of ligand, the RXR-RAR heterodimers associate with a multiprotein complex containing transcription corepressors that induce histone acetylation, chromatin condensation and transcriptional suppression. On ligand binding, the corepressors dissociate from the receptors and associate with the coactivators leading to transcriptional activation. RARA plays an essential role in the regulation of retinoic acid-induced germ cell development during spermatogenesis. Has a role in the survival of early spermatocytes at the beginning prophase of meiosis. In Sertoli cells, may promote the survival and development of early meiotic prophase spermatocytes. In concert with RARG, required for skeletal growth, matrix homeostasis and growth plate function (By similarity). Regulates expression of target genes in a ligand-dependent manner by recruiting chromatin complexes containing KMT2E/MLL5. Mediates retinoic acid-induced granulopoiesis.  
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GO molecular function 
Alpha-actinin bindingdefinition[GO:0051393]  
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Chromatin DNA bindingdefinition[GO:0031490]  
1
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Enzyme bindingdefinition[GO:0019899]  
2
  • UniProtKB
Protein bindingdefinition[GO:0005515]  
22
  • IntAct
  • UniProtKB
  • BHF-UCL
Protein domain specific bindingdefinition[GO:0019904]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Protein heterodimerization activitydefinition[GO:0046982]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Protein kinase A bindingdefinition[GO:0051018]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Protein kinase B bindingdefinition[GO:0043422]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Receptor bindingdefinition[GO:0005102]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Retinoic acid bindingdefinition[GO:0001972]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Retinoic acid receptor activitydefinition[GO:0003708]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Retinoic acid-responsive element bindingdefinition[GO:0044323]  
1
  • UniProtKB
RNA polymerase II regulatory region sequence-specific DNA bindingdefinition[GO:0000977] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Steroid hormone receptor activitydefinition[GO:0003707] silver  
1
  • InterPro 2 GO
Transcription coactivator activitydefinition[GO:0003713]  
3
  • UniProtKB
  • BHF-UCL
Transcription corepressor activitydefinition[GO:0003714]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA bindingdefinition[GO:0003700]  
2
  • UniProtKB
Transcription factor bindingdefinition[GO:0008134]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Zinc ion bindingdefinition[GO:0008270] silver  
1
  • InterPro 2 GO
GO biological process 
Apoptotic cell clearancedefinition[GO:0043277]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Cellular response to estrogen stimulusdefinition[GO:0071391]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Cellular response to lipopolysaccharidedefinition[GO:0071222] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Cellular response to retinoic aciddefinition[GO:0071300]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Chondroblast differentiationdefinition[GO:0060591] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Embryonic camera-type eye developmentdefinition[GO:0031076] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Face developmentdefinition[GO:0060324] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Germ cell developmentdefinition[GO:0007281] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Glandular epithelial cell developmentdefinition[GO:0002068] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Growth plate cartilage developmentdefinition[GO:0003417] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Limb developmentdefinition[GO:0060173] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Multicellular organism growthdefinition[GO:0035264] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Negative regulation of apoptotic processdefinition[GO:0043066] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Negative regulation of cartilage developmentdefinition[GO:0061037] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Negative regulation of granulocyte differentiationdefinition[GO:0030853]  
1
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Negative regulation of interferon-gamma productiondefinition[GO:0032689]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoterdefinition[GO:0000122] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Negative regulation of transcription, DNA-templateddefinition[GO:0045892]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Negative regulation of translational initiationdefinition[GO:0045947] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Negative regulation of tumor necrosis factor productiondefinition[GO:0032720]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Neural tube closuredefinition[GO:0001843] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Outflow tract septum morphogenesisdefinition[GO:0003148] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Positive regulation of bindingdefinition[GO:0051099]  
1
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Positive regulation of cell cycledefinition[GO:0045787]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Positive regulation of cell proliferationdefinition[GO:0008284]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Positive regulation of interleukin-13 productiondefinition[GO:0032736]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Positive regulation of interleukin-4 productiondefinition[GO:0032753]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Positive regulation of interleukin-5 productiondefinition[GO:0032754]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Positive regulation of T-helper 2 cell differentiationdefinition[GO:0045630]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoterdefinition[GO:0045944]  
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Positive regulation of transcription, DNA-templateddefinition[GO:0045893]  
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Protein phosphorylationdefinition[GO:0006468]  
1
  • UniProtKB
Response to retinoic aciddefinition[GO:0032526]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Retinoic acid receptor signaling pathwaydefinition[GO:0048384]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Sertoli cell fate commitmentdefinition[GO:0060010] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Signal transductiondefinition[GO:0007165]  
1
  • BHF-UCL
Spermatogenesisdefinition[GO:0007283] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Steroid hormone mediated signaling pathwaydefinition[GO:0043401] silver  
1
  • InterPro 2 GO
Trachea cartilage developmentdefinition[GO:0060534] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Ureteric bud developmentdefinition[GO:0001657] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Ventricular cardiac muscle cell differentiationdefinition[GO:0055012] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Pathways 
According to KEGG, this protein belongs to the following pathways:
Acute myeloid leukemia  hsa05221+5914  
Pathways in cancer  hsa05200+5914  
According to Reactome, this protein belongs to the following pathways:
Nuclear Receptor transcription pathway  R-HSA-383280  
Signaling by Retinoic Acid  R-HSA-5362517  
 

Keywords

Biological process 
Transcription  definition   [KW-0804]
Transcription regulation  definition   [KW-0805]
Molecular function 
Receptor  definition   [KW-0675]
Technical term 
Reference proteome  definition   [KW-1185]
 

Further external links

Other
GeneWiki: Retinoic_acid_receptor_alpha
GenomeRNAi: 5914
PRO: PR:P10276
Chemistry
GuidetoPHARMACOLOGY: 590