a nuclear hormone receptor of the NR5 subfamily. Essential for sexual differentiation and formation of the primary steroidogenic tissues. Binds to the Ad4 site found in the promoter region of steroidogenic P-450 genes such as CYP11A, CYP11B and CYP21B. Also regulates the Muellerian inhibiting substance (AMH) gene as well as the AHCH and STAR genes. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Nuclear receptor
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 9q33
Cellular Component: nucleoplasm; nucleus
Molecular Function: RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity, enhancer binding; ligand-dependent nuclear receptor activity; protein binding; enzyme binding; DNA binding; zinc ion binding; sequence-specific DNA binding; double-stranded DNA binding; transcription coactivator activity; phospholipid binding; steroid hormone receptor activity; chromatin binding
Biological Process: tissue development; transcription initiation from RNA polymerase II promoter; intracellular receptor-mediated signaling pathway; adrenal gland development; primary sex determination; male gonad development; multicellular organismal aging; regulation of steroid biosynthetic process; cell-cell signaling; luteinization; hormone metabolic process; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; gene expression; steroid hormone mediated signaling; maintenance of protein localization in nucleus; cell differentiation
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.