RAR-related orphan receptor beta

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Aliases RORB, NR1F2, ROR-BETA, RZR-BETA, RZRB, bA133M9.1, RAR-related orphan receptor beta, RAR related orphan receptor B
External IDs MGI: 1343464 HomoloGene: 38250 GeneCards: RORB
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 9 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 9 (human)[1]
Chromosome 9 (human)
Genomic location for RORB
Genomic location for RORB
Band 9q21.13 Start 74,497,365 bp[1]
End 74,693,177 bp[1]
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 9: 74.5 – 74.69 Mb Chr 9: 18.93 – 19.11 Mb
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RAR-related orphan receptor beta (ROR-beta), also known as NR1F2 (nuclear receptor subfamily 1, group F, member 2) is a nuclear receptor that in humans is encoded by the RORB gene.[5]


The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the NR1 subfamily of nuclear hormone receptors. It is a DNA-binding protein that can bind as a monomer or as a homodimer to hormone response elements upstream of several genes to enhance the expression of those genes. The specific functions of this protein are not known, but it has been shown to interact with NM23-2, a nucleoside-diphosphate kinase involved in organogenesis and differentiation.[6]

In the brain, ROR-beta is concentrated in layer 4 of the cerebral cortex, where it plays a role in the development of structures such as barrel columns.[7]


RAR-related orphan receptor beta has been shown to interact with NME1.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000198963 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000036192 - Ensembl, May 2017
  3. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  4. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  5. ^ Giguère V, Tini M, Flock G, Ong E, Evans RM, Otulakowski G (March 1994). "Isoform-specific amino-terminal domains dictate DNA-binding properties of ROR alpha, a novel family of orphan hormone nuclear receptors". Genes Dev. 8 (5): 538–53. doi:10.1101/gad.8.5.538. PMID 7926749. 
  6. ^ "Entrez Gene: RORB RAR-related orphan receptor B". 
  7. ^ Jabaudon D, Shnider SJ, Tischfield DJ, Galazo MJ, Macklis JD (May 2012). "RORβ induces barrel-like neuronal clusters in the developing neocortex". Cereb. Cortex. 22 (5): 996–1006. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhr182. PMC 3328343Freely accessible. PMID 21799210. 
  8. ^ Paravicini G, Steinmayr M, André E, Becker-André M (October 1996). "The metastasis suppressor candidate nucleotide diphosphate kinase NM23 specifically interacts with members of the ROR/RZR nuclear orphan receptor subfamily". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 227 (1): 82–7. doi:10.1006/bbrc.1996.1471. PMID 8858107. 

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