Neurogenic differentiation factor 1
Short name= NeuroD
Short name= NeuroD1
Store at -20°C, for extended storage, conserve at -20°C or -80°C.
Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
This gene encodes a member of the NeuroD family of basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors. The protein forms heterodimers with other bHLH proteins and activates transcription of genes that contain a specific DNA sequence known as the E-box. It regulates expression of the insulin gene, and mutations in this gene result in type II diabetes mellitus.
Acts as a transcriptional activator. Mediates transcriptional activation by binding to E box-containing promoter. Acts as a differentiation factor during neurogenesis. Induces photoreceptor cell overproduction in vivo and de novo generation in vitro. May play a role in photoreceptor cell production. Binds DNA on E-box consensus sequence 5'-CANNTG-3'.