HES2

HES2

A gene on chromosome 1p36.31 that encodes a DNA-binding repressor of genes that require a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) for their transcription. This transcription repression requires the formation of a complex with a co-repressor protein of the Groucho/TLE family. HES2 is expressed in placenta and in cancers of the pancreas, colon, cervix, and head and neck.
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In line with this finding, it has been shown that all-trans RA can repress neurosphere growth and induce the differentiation of glioblastoma stem cells as evidenced by the downregulation of HES2, HEY1, and HEY2, which are the targets of the Notch signaling pathway.